Travel Alert November 2019: Major Winter Storm to Impact Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada

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 storm which will impact the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada over the next couple of days.

Travel Alert November 2019: Major Winter Storm to Impact Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada

A major winter storm is forecast to leave accumulations of snow in 13 states and four provinces from extreme northern North Carolina and northern Michigan — including the upper peninsula — all the way to southern New Brunswick and northern Nova Scotia.

As much as 24 inches of snow is possible in southern New York, western Massachusetts, southern Vermont and extreme southwestern New Hampshire. Up to six inches of snow could accumulate in cities such as Boston, Portland, Toronto, Syracuse, Manchester, Hartford and Worcester. Cities such as New York, Providence, Burlington, Philadelphia, New Haven and Newark are forecast to experience up to three inches of snow…

…but to complicate matters, a significant accumulation of ice is forecast to occur from parts of the central Appalachian Mountains to southern New England, which can potentially cause tree limbs to fall and result in sporadic electric power outages.

Winter storm warnings are in effect in some areas of New York, Massachusetts and Vermont — but expect more of these warnings to be issued by the National Weather Service to additional areas of the northeastern United States.

Winter weather advisories and winter storm watches are also in effect from western Pennsylvania and western New York to southwestern Maine.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada are in your travel plans over the next couple of days, expect delays and cancellations of flights. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to this winter weather system which may 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 ten airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:

Summary

Additional airlines will issue travel waivers as a result of this winter weather system — and additional areas may be affected as the storm moves 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 ©2010 by Brian Cohen.

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