Snow Atlanta December 8 2017
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Major Winter Storm to Impact Northeastern United States: March 2023 Travel Alert

30 years ago today was the Storm of the Century.

Due to the latest winter weather system, consider ensuring that you have alternate plans ready to be implemented in case your travels are adversely affected because of a major winter storm to impact northeastern United States March 2023 — and southeastern Canada will be affected as well — exactly 30 years after what was called the Storm of the Century impacted the eastern half of the United States on a Saturday.

Major Winter Storm to Impact Northeastern United States: March 2023 Travel Alert

The following statement is currently posted at the official Internet web site of the National Weather Service of the United States:

Nor’easter to Impact the Northeast; Another Atmospheric River Event Impacts California

A coastal low pressure will strengthen rapidly into a major Nor’easter that significantly impacts the Northeast this evening through Wednesday with areas of heavy snow, strong winds, coastal flooding, and beach erosion. Another major winter storm is set to move across California late today through Wednesday with areas of heavy rain and snowmelt producing flooding, high winds, and mountain snow.

The map of the United States from the National Weather Service indicates that winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings have been issued from extreme northeastern Pennsylvania all the way to the easternmost tip of Maine; and freeze warnings and freeze advisories have been issued for much of the southeastern United States from western Arkansas to extreme southeastern Virginia.

March 13 2023
Source: National Weather Service of the United States.

Accumulation of up to as much as 36 inches of snow is expected for portions of southern New York, northwestern Connecticut, central and western Massachusetts, southern Vermont, and southern New Hampshire. Snow in general is forecast to accumulate between Michigan all the way to Prince Edward Island, which includes the cities of New York, Boston, Bangor, Hartford, Utica, Montpelier, Manchester, Binghamton, Portland, and Albany.

Travel will be affected accordingly, as travel restrictions are already being issued for the New York State Thruway and other roadways throughout the state.

At least five counties in New Jersey are officially under a state of emergency.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to, from, or within the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada over the next few days or so, expect delays and cancellations of flights. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to this winter weather system which may adversely 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.

Here are nine airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:

Final Boarding Call

Do not be surprised to see additional airlines issue travel waivers — as well as existing travel waivers being extended — as this winter weather system progresses towards the east.

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 ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

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