“Powerful Storms to Create Hazardous Thanksgiving Travel for Much of the U.S,” warns the National Weather Service. “Major” snowstorms to disrupt Thanksgiving travel for millions
“Two back to back powerful storms will produce widespread heavy snow (up to 4 feet possible in the Sierra Nevada mountains),” says NOAA.
WINTER storm alerts. In November.
The storms will extend from Oregon (“ALL mountain passes affected”) to Boise to Salt Lake City to Denver to Nebraska (near blizzard conditions likely) to Michigan (blizzard warnings) to the Northeast.
In Denver, the forecast calls for 15 inches of snow, where more than 200 flights have already been canceled at the Denver International Airport.
In Salt Lake City, only cars with four-wheel drive and tires with chains are allowed on roads. Emergency crews responded to more than 50 crashes Monday.
In the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul), the National Weather Service warns of “Major Winter Storm Imminent Tonight Into Wednesday.”
“Heavy snow will arrive area wide this evening and continue overnight before ending Wednesday morning. Snow accumulation of 6 to 13 inches expected in the warning area… Strong northwest winds will produce considerable blowing snow and possible blizzard conditions (emphasis added). Read More
Good luck, travelers! Happy Thanksgiving wherever you may be stranded!