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Poor visibility shuts down Chicago air show

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  • Members of the AeroShell Aerobatic Team perform at the Chicago Air and Water Show Saturday. Officials canceled the show Sunday because of poor visibility.

    Members of the AeroShell Aerobatic Team perform at the Chicago Air and Water Show Saturday. Officials canceled the show Sunday because of poor visibility.
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Officials canceled the Chicago Air and Water Show Sunday because of poor visibility.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports the show was delayed three hours before getting underway at 1:30 p.m. Low clouds along Lake Michigan did not lift, however.

Officials suspended the show at 2 p.m. and canceled it at 3 p.m. It also ran Saturday.

The National Weather Service at Chicago says "rare low clouds" affected the show. Officials say such clouds -- those below 1,000 feet -- have been seen on fewer than 3 percent of August days since 1973.

It's not the first time weather conditions have affected the event. The 2011 show was canceled because of poor weather.

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