Travel Alert April 2018: Winter Weather to Affect Upper Midwestern United States and Eastern Canada

Despite spring having officially arrived two weeks ago today, if the upper midwestern United States is in your travel plans over the next day or two, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to the effects resulting from a winter storm.

Travel Alert April 2018: Winter Weather to Affect Upper Midwestern United States and Eastern Canada

Up to 12 inches of snow is expected for southeastern Minnesota and central portions of Wisconsin and Michigan; and the snow is expected to eventually affect eastern Canada.

Gusty winds of up to 60 miles per hour are expected to rush in after the storm departs, which can cause turbulent conditions for flights — as well as may topple some trees and cause local disruptions of electrical power.

Cold air could break records in some areas, as temperatures are expected to be as much as 30 degrees below normal.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to the upper midwestern United States over the next day or two, expect delays and cancellations of flights. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to this winter weather system which may adversely affect your travel plans. Better yet, postponing or canceling your trip might be a better option — no matter which mode of travel you plan on taking.

If you have a flight scheduled, your flight may be delayed or canceled — and you may be eligible for a waiver of a fee to change your itinerary. If you are driving in any of the affected areas, watch out for deteriorating weather conditions and traffic problems.

Here are three airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:

Summary

Expect additional airlines to issue travel alerts within the next 24 hours — and if or when that happens, I intend to pass the updated information along to you.

In the meantime, be sure to contact your airline or transportation provider for the latest information pertaining to your travels — if they are adversely affected — and please: travel safely.

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

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