Travel Alert December 2018: Winter Weather to Affect Southern Plains of the United States

If the southern plains of the United States are in your travel plans over the next few days, 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 December 2018: Winter Weather to Affect Southern Plains of the United States

This winter storm will drop as much as 12 inches of snow in a rather small area from western Oklahoma to a significant portion of the panhandle of Texas; while cities such as Amarillo, Tulsa and Lubbock may receive as much as six inches of snow. As much as three inches of snow — with a significant possibility of some ice mixed in — is expected for such cities as Fort Smith, Wichita, Springfield, Fayetteville and Oklahoma City, which is expected to result in dangerous driving conditions and electric power outages.

Meanwhile, torrential rains are expected in cities such as Dallas, Montgomery, Houston, New Orleans, Huntsville, Galveston, Greenville, Biloxi, Corpus Christi, Fort Worth, Spartanburg, Gulfport, Little Rock, Pensacola, Columbia, Shreveport, Austin, Jackson, Chattanooga, Birmingham, Santa Fe and Atlanta. Nashville, Albuquerque and Memphis are expected to receive a mixture of precipitation from rain to snow.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to the southern plains of the United States over the next few days, 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 four airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:

Summary

Expect additional airlines to issue travel waivers as a result of this winter weather system as it travels eastward.

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 ©2015 by Brian Cohen

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