Ice and Snow
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

Travel Alert March 2022: Winter Storm to Affect Rocky Mountain Region of the United States

Will Colorado become Whiterado?

If the Rocky Mountain region of the 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 the latest winter weather system which will bring snow and strong winds to the region.

Travel Alert March 2022: Winter Storm to Affect Rocky Mountain Region of the United States

Although up to 24 inches of snow is expected to fall in some local areas due to higher elevations, snow is forecast through Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from northern New Mexico, western Colorado, and southeastern Wyoming all the way to southern Minnesota for the following areas, where as much as:

  • One foot of snow could fall from portions of extreme northwestern Oklahoma, extreme northeastern New Mexico, and central Colorado, which includes cities and towns such as Breckenridge, Maxwell, Vail, and Kenton
  • Six inches of snow could fall from portions of extreme northwestern Texas, northwestern Oklahoma, northeastern New Mexico, southwestern Kansas, and central Colorado, which includes cities and towns such as Aspen, Boise City, Texline, Liberal, and Clayton
  • Three inches of snow could fall northern New Mexico, western Colorado, and southeastern Wyoming all the way to southern Minnesota, which includes cities such as Denver, Boulder, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Dodge City, Hays, Omaha, Sioux City, Amarillo, and Cheyenne

Additionally, strong winds are possible in the plains of the upper midwestern United States, which — when mixed with falling snow — could creat blizzard conditions; but that should not last too long.

Expect highways and roadways to be difficult to navigate in many of the affected areas. Motorists are advised not to drive unless it is absolutely necessary to do so.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to or from the Rocky Mountain region of the 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 two airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:

Final Boarding Call

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 ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

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