Travel Alert November 2018: Winter Weather to Affect Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada

The first major winter storm of the season will affect the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada; so if those regions 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 November 2018: Winter Weather to Affect Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada

This winter storm will drop as much as 16 inches of snow in cities such as Syracuse and Burlington; while cities such as Montréal, Québec, Bangor and Manchester may receive as much as six inches of snow. As much as three inches of snow is expected for such cities as Pittsburgh, Boston, Cleveland, Hartford, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Charleston and Columbus.

Meanwhile, rain and a wintry mix of precipitation is forecast for such cities as New York, Halifax, Louisville, Baltimore, Raleigh, Cincinnati, Atlantic City, Richmond, Lexington, Charlotte, Newark and the District of Columbia.

Expect up to one inch of ice to cause tree damage and power outages down the spine of the Appalachian Mountains from south of Roanoke to north of Cumberland.

Stormy weather with windy conditions will affect most of New Jersey to Montréal to Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday, November 16, 2018.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to the northeastern United States or southeastern Canada 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 eight airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:

  • American Airlines has issued travel alerts for 21 airports in nine states for Thursday, November 15, 2018 through Friday, November 16, 2018; and Tuesday, November 20, 2018 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • Delta Air Lines has issued travel alerts for 15 airports in eight states for Thursday, November 15, 2018; and Sunday, November 18, 2018 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • United Airlines has issued travel alerts for 33 airports in 12 states and two provinces for Thursday, November 15, 2018 through Saturday, November 17, 2018; and Tuesday, November 20, 2018 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • Southwest Airlines has issued travel alerts for:
    • Six airports in five states for Wednesday, November 14, 2018 through Thursday, November 15, 2018; and Thursday, November 29, 2018 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
    • 15 airports in ten states for Thursday, November 15, 2018 through Friday, November 16, 2018; and Friday, November 30, 2018 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • JetBlue Airways has issued travel alerts for 12 airports in eight states for Thursday, November 15, 2018; and Saturday, November 17, 2018 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • Spirit Airlines has issued travel alerts for seven airports in six states for Thursday, November 15, 2018; and Saturday, November 17, 2018 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • Air Canada has issued travel alerts for 13 airports in six states and five provinces for Thursday, November 15, 2018.
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has issued travel alerts for 15 airports in eight states for Thursday, November 15, 2018; and Sunday, November 18, 2018 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.

Summary

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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