Travel delays on Dec. 28, 2018, to destinations like Newark, New York and Philadelphia, are nowhere near the headache they were in this file photo from 2009 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when severe weather led to long delays. But rainy conditions in the north led to some departure delays up to two hours at Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 28.
Travel delays on Dec. 28, 2018, to destinations like Newark, New York and Philadelphia, are nowhere near the headache they were in this file photo from 2009 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when severe weather led to long delays. But rainy conditions in the north led to some departure delays up to two hours at Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 28. CANDACE WEST Miami Herald File
Travel delays on Dec. 28, 2018, to destinations like Newark, New York and Philadelphia, are nowhere near the headache they were in this file photo from 2009 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when severe weather led to long delays. But rainy conditions in the north led to some departure delays up to two hours at Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 28. CANDACE WEST Miami Herald File

Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.