Winter to Make Appearance in Much of U.S. Friday, Flight Delays and Cancellations Expected

By Jesse Sokolow on 17 November 2016
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A major winter storm is heading in the coming days to the Rockies, northern Plains, upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and parts of the Northeast.

Snow and high winds are forecast and winter storm warnings have already been issued for parts of Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, the Colorado Rockies, and South Dakota, while a blizzard watch is in effect for much of the eastern Dakotas as well as western Minnesota. A winter storm watch is in effect for northern Minnesota and other parts of the Dakotas.

The inclement weather is expected to drop as much as 8” of snow on major cities in the region, with Jackson and Cheyenne, Wyoming as well as Denver, Colorado, expecting to see between 1” and 3”, while Rapid City, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota can expect to receive between 3” and 5”. Vail, Colorado may see the worst of it, with between 5” and 8” expected to fall on the ski resort town.

As the storm continues on its path east, Minneapolis could see up to 3” of the white stuff as well.

Few flights have been affected thus far, but travelers could nonetheless face significant delays and cancellations in the affected areas in the coming days.

Driving conditions are expected to be hazardous in many areas so check local forecasts and stay off the road if need be.

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