Travel Alert October 2019: Another Winter Storm to Affect Colorado

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 affect Colorado with blizzard conditions at times over the next couple of days.

Travel Alert October 2019: Another Winter Storm to Affect Colorado

Frigid air from the Arctic is bringing another winter storm across the Rocky Mountain region in the United States — and by Wednesday, October 30, 2019, local areas of Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Cheyenne, Casper and Salt Lake City will have received up to eight inches of snow; and other areas could experience up to 16 inches of snow. The aforementioned cities can also expect blowing and drifting snow due to strong winds of up to 35 miles per hour and whiteout conditions at times, which can result in the closures of roads and highways due to slippery conditions…

…and the record cold air — combined with strong winds — will be bitter enough to possibly cause frostbite and hypothermia.

The National Weather Service has declared a winter storm warning for Denver and surrounding areas through noon on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

Along with most of the states of Colorado and Wyoming, central Utah, western Nebraska, extreme southwestern South Dakota, extreme eastern Idaho, and extreme northwestern Kansas are expected to receive an accumulation of snow as well. This storm immediately follows another winter storm over this past weekend which affected many of the same areas that are forecast to be affected by this winter storm, which is heading east to potentially affect the north central United States from Denver all the way across the Great Lakes region through southwestern Ontario.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If Colorado is 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 two airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:

  • United Airlines has issued travel alerts for nine airports in Colorado for Tuesday, October 29, 2019 through Wednesday, October 30, 2019; and Sunday, November 3, 2019 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • Frontier Airlines has issued travel alerts for Denver and Colorado Springs for Tuesday, October 29, 2019 through Wednesday, October 30, 2019; and Sunday, November 17, 2019 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.

Summary

Additional airlines may issue travel waivers as a result of 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 ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

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