Thanksgiving Travel Imperiled by Potential Holiday Week Storm

By Paul Riegler on 17 November 2021
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A major storm could cause travel chaos just before the Thanksgiving holiday, the National Weather Service is warning.

The storm would impact large portions of the central and eastern United States, although the jury is still out insofar as a more definitive forecast is concerned.  One longer-range forecast is calling for heavy snow in parts of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

“This storm remains a prominent weather focus due to its timing right before Thanksgiving,” the National Weather Service said in a statement.

One model shows a slower-moving storm over the Midwest at the start of the week, and a storm derived from that one forming in the mid-Atlantic region before shifting northward and bringing heavy rain to the Northeast.

The storm will be off shore by Wednesday according to most models but it will already have caused a domino effect with cancelled flights, then compounded by airline crew and aircraft in the wrong place for peak travel days.

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