Winter Storm Strikes California, Moves Towards Midwest Bringing Flight Cancellations
A major winter storm moved in from the Pacific Ocean bringing colder temperatures, rain, snow, and a tornado to California on Tuesday. The storm, which originated in the Gulf of Alaska, is now heading for the Midwest and is expected to hit the Plains with heavy snowfall.
The Rocky Mountain and Midwest regions are under a winter storm watch and major delays are expected. Airlines are starting to issue waivers and are telling passengers that they can delay their travel without penalty to avoid flight delays and cancellations.
Airports likely to be impacted by the storm include Denver International and Salt Lake City Airports on February 20th and 21st, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Chicago (O’Hare and Midway), Illinois; Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas City, Missouri; Lincoln, Nebraska; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota; Omaha, Nebraska; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; St. Louis, Missouri; and Wichita, Kansas on the 21st and 22nd.
Over 389 flights were cancelled today in the U.S., according to FlightStats, a flight tracking service, and 6,322 were delayed.
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