Ice and Snow
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

More Travel Waivers For Midwestern United States: March 2023

Wave hello to more waivers.

More travel waivers for midwestern United States March 2023 — which is currently also affecting a small portion of southeastern Canada — have been issued by airlines because of a winter storm; so consider ensuring that you have alternate plans ready to be implemented in case your travels are adversely affected.

More Travel Waivers For Midwestern United States: March 2023

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

Atmospheric River Event to Impact the West; Snow Across the Plains and Great Lakes Regions

Heavy rain with flooding, significant snow and strong winds will impact the west through Friday as a powerful storm moves ashore. Meanwhile, another system tracking across the center of the nation will bring accumulating snow across the central and northern Plains through the lower Great Lakes region. For the State of Hawaii, strong winds and dangerous surf conditions are in the forecast.

The map of the United States from the National Weather Service indicates that winter weather advisories, winter storm warnings, and winter weather watches have been issued from northern Washington all the way to western Connecticut .

March 9 2023
Source: National Weather Service of the United States.

Accumulation of up to as much as 18 inches of snow is expected from eastern South Dakota to southern Michigan. Snow in general is forecast to accumulate between extreme eastern Idaho all the way to central Pennsylvania, which includes the cities of Saint Paul, Lincoln, Casper, Bismarck, Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, Sioux Falls, Detroit, Milwaukee, Erie, Cleveland, Des Moines, and Fargo. Travel will be affected accordingly.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to, from, or within the midwestern United States 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 seven 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 ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

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