Here we go again with another ‘bomb cyclone’ affecting travel during THE busiest travel week of the year! Here is some info to help you weather these storms.
New Update: According to the Washington Post, there’s now a 3rd storm that may affect the eastern half of the U.S. by the weekend.
The latest per Weather.com is that the South may see wind, rain, and hail. Stay up to date.
Airports across the entire U.S. are involved. Winter Storm Dorothy is gong from the Central Rockies to the Plains and Upper Midwest and will also affect travel to the east and southeast.
What you can do to be proactive:
- Check directly with your airline as several airlines are offering waivers to change flights. It’s best to check the status often.
American Airlines also has an updated list of affected airports.
Delta has a list of current advisories.
Southwest Airlines and travel advisory for Denver & Minneapolis.
United Airlines and travel waiver for Denver.
- FlightAware is your friend – track your flight with their Flight Tracker.
- Even if you’re in say sunny Phoenix (on the list below), your plane may not arrive due to these storms in the originating city. Check the status frequently.
*Note that Denver is showing the biggest impact and the other airports have delays, but most flights are showing on-time .. as of this update.
- Seattle, WA (SEA)
- San Francisco, CA (SFO)
- Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
- Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
- Phoenix, AZ (PHX) – for connections, not weather
- Denver, CO (DEN) – biggest impact so far
- Minneapolis, MN (MSP)
- Duluth, MN (DLH)
- Rochester, MN (RST)
- Grand Island, NE (GRI)
- Sioux City, IA (SUX)
- Sioux Falls, SD (FSD)
- Dallas, TX (DFW)
- Houston, TX (IAH/HOU)
- La Crosse, WI (LSE)
- Wausau, WI (CWA)
- Chicago, IL (ORD/MDW)
- Detroit, MI (DTW)
- Marquette, MI (MQT)
- Atlanta, GA (ATL)
- Charlotte, NC (CLT)
- Miami, FL (MIA)
- Washington, DC (DCA/IAD/BWI)
- New York, NY (LGA/JFK/EWR)
- Boston, MA (BOS)
- Cheyenne, Wyoming (CYS)
- Omaha, Nebraska (OMA)
Storm Dorothy may be blowing through the U.S., but it’s Winter Storm Ezekiel heading to Oregon and Northern California later today that’s been named the bomb cyclone. Bomb cyclone aka bombogenesis refers to a rapidly intensifying area of low pressure according to Weather.com and can occur any time, but they’re most common between October and March.
Update: According to Weather.com, rain and snow could cause travel problems from California into the Rockies and Plains on Thanksgiving Day. Heavy winds could also cause delays at airports in the Northeast.
Wind, rain, and snow will affect millions of travelers through the holiday and weekend. Stay safe whether you’re driving or flying over the next few days.
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