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The Obamas' long-awaited vacation got delayed thanks to severe weather

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The Obama family was no doubt anxious to start their first real vacation since entering the White House eight years ago, but their fun in the sun was delayed thanks to severe whether in California. 

The unusually stormy weather in the Sunshine State forced the Obamas to divert their flight from Palm Springs International Airport. 

Instead, former President Barrack Obama and his family landed 50 miles west at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside around 5:45 p.m. local time, CNN reports. 

The Obamas then went to Thunderbird Heights in Rancho Mirage where they were greeted by dozens of supporters who came out to cheer for the former president, despite the rainy weather. 

“We just want to wish him well, and thank him for Obamacare and everything else he’s done for us,” Yasmin Espinoza, told the Desert Sun. “He’s been an amazing president - amazing.”

The Obamas are still expected to vacation in Palm Springs albeit after a slight delay. 

The former First Lady tweeted that she was ready for her vacation on Friday. 

Obama assured fans that their break would be brief before he was "back to work." 

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