snow covered trees in a forest
Photograph ©2010 by Brian Cohen.

Winter Storm to Affect Northeastern United States: February 2024 Travel Alert

Expect significant snow and rain during this round of inclement weather.

Due to the latest weather system, consider ensuring that you have alternate travel plans ready to be implemented because a winter storm to affect northeastern United States February 2024 — and a small portion of southeastern Canada will be affected as well.

Winter Storm to Affect Northeastern United States: February 2024 Travel Alert

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

Winter Storm Impacts from the Southern to the Northeast U.S. Today into Tuesday

A winter storm will track from the lower Mississippi River Valley Monday into southern New England through Tuesday becoming a Nor’easter with heavy snow and gusty winds. On the warm side of this storm, scattered severe thunderstorms and heavy to excessive rainfall are forecast over parts of the Southeast. Damaging winds, flooding, and a few tornadoes will be possible.

The map of the United States from the National Weather Service currently indicates winter storm warnings, winter storm watches, coastal flood warnings, coastal flood watches, gale warnings, gale watches, and hazardous weather outlooks for the northeastern United States — as well as flood watches for much of the southeastern United States.

a map of the united states
Source: National Weather Service of the United States.

As much as 21 inches of snow could accumulate in an area from western Pennsylvania to extreme southeastern New Hampshire. Expect travel conditions to be substantially difficult; and expect outages of electrical power. Snow in general is expected to occur from extreme southeastern Indiana all the way to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador and as far south as southeastern West Virginia.

Moreover, rainy conditions are expected in many areas of the southeastern United States.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to, from, or within the northeastern United States and a small portion of 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 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 and strengthens.

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 ©2010 by Brian Cohen.

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