Published on : Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Two winter storms are supposed to affect Thanksgiving travel across U. S. this weekend. While one storm is anticipated to hit the Midwest, the other is supposed to target the Northern California and Southern Oregon.
Air travel is going to be affected regardless of the storms’ exact tracks, and flights across the U. S. could be delayed and cancelled. Airlines have issued travel waivers according to which travellers would be able to change their flights without any additional fees.
The first storm is expected to move through the Rockies., Great Plaines and Great Lakes region between Monday and Wednesday, causing winter storm watches across the central U.S. The storm is supposed to develop to its full potential by Wednesday evening and is expected to take northward track toward the Great Lakes. This will lead to windswept snow to fall just northwest of the storm’s centre with heavy rain and severe thunderstorm to its south and east.
The second storm is anticipated to hit into the West Coast from Northern California to Southern Oregon on Tuesday and lash the area through Thanksgiving.
The National Weather Service has described the storm as potential historic and unprecedented.
Both storms are expected to cause dangerous weather with heavy rain and snow, damaging winds, and possibly thunderstorms.
This year’s Thanksgiving Travel will be the busiest since 2005 as a record-breaking number of passengers are supposed to travel by air. The two storms are likely to cause major transit delays across the U.S.
The areas where the storms are not expected, a ripple-effect of delays from other parts of the country can damage holiday plans, as aircraft are repositioned or delayed in other parts of the country due to weather conditions.
Several airlines have issued waivers. One can take advantage of waivers to proactively rebook one besides making alternative arrangement before it is too late and other flights are booked up.