Travel Alert October 2019: Coastal Storm Affecting Northeastern United States

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 coastal storm which is currently affecting the northeastern United States and is expected to do so over the next couple of days.

Travel Alert October 2019: Coastal Storm Affecting Northeastern United States

A strong low pressure system — which is located well off the coast of the DelMarVa peninsula — is creating a counterclockwise flow of winds coming out of the northeastern Atlantic Ocean and causing wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour, torrential rainfall, coastal flooding, strong pounding surf, and beach erosion.

This storm is expected to affect an area from southeastern New Hampshire southward to Long Island in New York — including cities such as Boston, Islip, Providence, Portsmouth, Hartford, Worcester, Riverhead, Cape Cod and New Haven.

Nantucket has already received almost 2.5 inches of rain from this storm at the time this article was written.

Worse news is that a winter storm which is being ushered in eastward by a powerful cold front is expected to merge with this storm and other storms to continue with the inclement weather conditions through to this weekend.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If the northeastern United States 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 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 three airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:


Additional airlines may issue travel waivers as a result of this weather system — especially if it does combine with other storms, as is forecast to occur.

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.

One thought on “Travel Alert October 2019: Coastal Storm Affecting Northeastern United States”

  1. Acker says:

    Weddings are a huge shoulder season industry on Nantucket. I bet there are more than two dozen weddings this weekend on ACK. Hope the wedding guests stuck on the other side used a credit card that provides travel insurance….because there’s no way they’re getting over here before Saturday. Planes/ferries have been canceled for tomorrow already. Whether it’s right or wrong, hotels/Inns don’t waive charges just because you can’t get to the island.

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