Gusty Winds Cause Delays at LAX

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    Airplanes sit on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Thousands of fliers were delayed Friday after a shooting in Terminal 3 closed parts of the airport for hours, prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports. Los Angeles police said a suspected gunman has been taken into custody. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    Gusty winds caused delays of up to an hour for flights into and out of Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday afternoon.

    The winds affected an unknown number of outbound flights for about an hour, while some inbound flights were affected for about 40 minutes, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

    Gusts up to 32 mph blew through the airpot, with sustained winds of 25 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

    Winds have also toppled trees and caused power outages in the area and around the West.

    The delays at the nation's third busiest airport weren't as disruptive as a computer failure weeks ago that grounded flights in and out of Los Angeles-area airports for more than an hour, causing problems nationwide.