Winter Storm Hits Midwest, Cancels Hundreds of Flights

By Paul Riegler on 10 November 2014
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An Delta aircraft being deiced

An Delta aircraft being deiced

The nation’s first winter storm, which already dumped over a foot of snow in parts of the Midwest, is moving east with winds of 15 to 30 mph (24 to 48 km/h).

The snow started in Bismarck, North Dakota, and southern and eastern Montana has already received 7”, with 14” reported in northwest Montana.

Snow will taper off in Montana as it spreads across South Dakota, central Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, and Michigan throughout the day.  Heavy winds may cause significant snow drifts in some areas.

Over 544 flights in the U.S. were canceled between yesterday and today due to the storm, according to FlightStats, a flight tracking service, and a further 4,660 were delayed.

On Tuesday, heavy snow is forecast for northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Expect hazardous driving conditions in the impacted areas, with snow-covered and slippery roads as well as limited visibility.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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