Snow Atlanta December 8 2017
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

More Travel Waivers For Major Winter Storm March 2023

It snow wonder more travel waivers were issued.

More travel waivers for major winter storm March 2023 — which is currently affecting the eastern half of the United States and southeastern Canada — have been issued by airlines; so consider ensuring that you have alternate plans ready to be implemented in case your travels are adversely affected.

More Travel Waivers For Major Winter Storm March 2023

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

Strong Storm Affecting the East; Next Storm Approaching the West

A powerful storm will continue to affect the eastern third of the country with severe thunderstorms, strong winds and heavy snow. This storm will exit the northeast corridor by Saturday evening. Another storm system approaching the west coast will bring additional heavy precipitation, especially for the higher terrain with more snow in the forecast. The snow tracks into the northern Plains Sunday.

The map of the United States from the National Weather Service indicates that winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories have been issued from extreme eastern Illinois all the way to the southern half of the state of Maine; while wind advisories, high wind warnings, and even some flash flood warnings, flood warnings, flood advisories, and tornado watches have been issued for much of the southeastern United States.

March 3 2023
Source: National Weather Service of the United States.

Accumulation of up to as much as 28 inches of snow is expected in extreme northern Indiana, central Michigan, southeastern Ontario north of Toronto, southwestern Maine, northeastern New York, and the northern portions of the states of Vermont and New Hampshire. Snow in general is forecast to accumulate between western Illinois all the way to western Nova Scotia, which includes the cities of Albany, Chicago, Montréal, Toronto, Portland, Detroit, Hartford, Altoona, Buffalo, Boston, Milwaukee, and Syracuse.

Although strong winds are predicted from southern Mississippi to Buffalo and from extreme southeastern Oklahoma to western South Carolina, winds of up to 90 miles per hour may occur in the area between Nashville, Charleston, Columbus, and Evansville. Winds of up to 60 miles per hour are anticipated between Jackson and Pittsburgh and Memphis and Roanoke.

Meanwhile, severe thunderstorms have been impacting many areas of the southeastern United States, as up to eight inches of rain could fall between extreme northeastern Texas and southwestern Ohio, which includes the cities of Little Rock, Nashville, Saint Louis, Cincinnati, Memphis, and Evansville. The most severe weather is anticipated for the area between Atlanta and Cincinnati. Rain in general is forecast to fall between northeastern Texas and Long Island in New York. Travel will be affected accordingly.

Some places experienced both types of storms simultaneously, as a phenomenon called thundersnow was widely reported in the greater Toronto metropolitan area and in parts of Michigan.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to, from, or within the eastern half of the United States and southeastern Canada over the next couple of 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 ten airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:

Final Boarding Call

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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