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The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Friday, January 26, 2018

Winter Weather Brings Fog, Ice and Flooding to the Midwest

By Fred Harl
Winter in the Midwest this year produced dramatic temperature swings as the cold snap continued through much of the new year. The change from the warm extended fall to an abrupt deep freeze produced some spectacular weather phenomena, including long-lasting fogs and ice on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. In the following photo essay, we feature a foggy day at Farmington Regional Airport and also some views of the airport following an early snowfall. We then took several flights over the Mississippi River in the Ste. Genevieve, MO area to show the ice flows and flooding resulting from the rapid change in weather conditions this month. When taking reasonable precautions, winter flying can be safe, fun and beautiful.      

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