Fallen snowman
Photograph ©2010 by Brian Cohen.

Travel Alert November 2022: Up to Six Feet Of Snow Forecast For Great Lakes Region

Yep. Up to six feet. 72 inches. The big one.

If the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada is in your travel plans over the next few 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 is forecast to bring record amounts of snow to the region.

Travel Alert November 2022: Up to Six Feet Of Snow Forecast For Great Lakes Region

Although up to 72 inches — that is the equivalent of six feet — of snow is expected to fall in the greater Buffalo metropolitan area, Watertown in New York, and Parry Sound in Ontario, snow is forecast through Sunday, November 20, 2022 in the Great Lakes region from northern Wisconsin and southern Ontario all the way to northern New York State and extreme southern Québec.

Most of the substantial accumulations of snow will occur at the southern and eastern locations of each of the Great Lakes due to lake-effect snow. As much as four inches of snow per hour could fall.

A winter storm watch and a lake effect snow warning has been issued for the greater metropolitan area of Buffalo and across southwestern New York; and a state of emergency was issued by Kathy Hochul — who is the current governor of the state of New York — effective tomorrow morning, Thursday, November 17, 2022 due to the weather forecast.

Additionally, strong winds are possible in the Great Lakes region, where high temperatures are expected to be limited to the upper 20s to low 30s Fahrenheit.

Structures are expected to be compromised due to the weight of the snow.

Expect flights to be delayed or canceled as a result of this winter weather event, which could be recorded in the record books when all is said and done.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to, from, or within the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada over the next few 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 six airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:

Final Boarding Call

Do not be surprised if additional travel waivers are issued by more airlines due to this winter weather system.

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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