Snow Atlanta December 8 2017
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Travel Alert January 2022: Winter Weather Updates For Northeastern United States

You’re as cold as ice, Winter.

If the northeastern United States is in your travel plans over the next couple of days or so, 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 a winter weather system which has brought both snow and frigid air to the region.

Travel Alert January 2022: Winter Weather Updates For Northeastern United States

As much as a foot of snow was expected from portions of western North Carolina and extreme northeastern Tennessee to extreme southern New Jersey through Tuesday, January 4, 2022 for cities such as Roanoke, Cape May, Ocean City, Charlottesville, Dover, Richmond, and the District of Columbia — up to 18 inches of snow fell in higher elevations and local areas — while up to six inches of snow was forecast from central Tennessee all the way to central New Jersey for cities such as Bristol and Atlantic City; and up to three inches of snow was predicted from northern Mississippi and western Tennessee all the way to Massachusetts, which includes cities such as New York, Nashville, Cape Cod, Knoxville, Philadelphia, Greensboro, and Chattanooga…

…but frigid air has covered the regions after the snow and could break low temperature records in a number of cities, as high temperatures can be as much as 40 degrees Fahrenheit cooler within 24 hours.

The unusually cold winter weather is only adding to the tens of thousands of cancellations and delays of flights which have been plaguing airlines in the United States since Christmas Eve on Friday, December 24, 2021. Thousands more flights have already been canceled due to weather.

Reports on Twitter from some of the areas of the United States which have been experiencing the cold and snow include:

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to or from the northeastern United States over the next couple of days or so, 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.

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

Final Boarding Call

Expect the cancellations or delays of flights to continue in general until further notice.

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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