Ice and Snow
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

Winter Storm to Affect Midwestern United States: March 2023 Travel Alert

Winter is not officially over yet.

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 winter storm to affect midwestern United States March 2023.

Winter Storm to Affect Midwestern 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:

Accumulating Snow for the Plains and Midwest; Atmospheric River Impacts for the West

A storm will track from west to east across the center of the nation today. Heavy snow is forecast for the Plains, Midwest and Great Lakes region Thursday into Friday; Rain, locally heavy, and thunderstorms from the Southern Plains, lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valley. Heavy precipitation will track into the West Coast with more rain, flooding and heavy high elevation snow through the weekend.

The map of the United States from the National Weather Service indicates that winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings have been issued from northern Montana all the way to eastern Wisconsin and as far south as northwestern Kansas.

March 8 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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