Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Severe Weather Impacting Eastern United States: March 2023 Travel Alert

At least four tornados has already caused extensive damage.

Consider ensuring that you have alternate plans ready to be implemented in case your travels are adversely affected because of a dangerously strong system causing severe weather impacting the eastern United States March 2023.

Severe Weather Impacting Eastern 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:

March Going Out Like a Lion with Intensifying Central U.S. Storm

Tens of Millions of people are under threat of potentially intense severe weather as a powerful frontal system sweeps across the Central U.S. At least a few long-track, strong to potentially violent tornadoes, intense damaging wind, and very large hail are probable across much of the Mississippi Valley. Heavy snow and blowing snow will produce travel hazards in the Upper Midwest.

The map of the United States from the National Weather Service indicates that tornado watches, high wind warnings, and wind advisories have been issued from northeastern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado all the way to western New York and most of South Carolina.

March 31 2023
Source: National Weather Service of the United States.

At least four tornados caused extensive damage and numerous injuries when they touched down in Arkansas, Illinois, Tennessee, and Iowa.

Travel will be affected accordingly.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to, from, or within the eastern United States 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 severe 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 five 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 severe 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 ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

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