Published: Mon, December 02, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Flight cancellations, delays pile up as winter storm aims for NY, NJ

Flight cancellations, delays pile up as winter storm aims for NY, NJ

As potentially treacherous weather conditions were set to hit New Jersey on one of the busiest travel days of the year, Gov. Phil Murphy said Sunday he and his administration had been preparing since Friday for a mix of ice, sleet, rain and snow. We will likely see wind gusts up to 45 - 50 miles per hour Saturday night and Sunday.

Farther south, precipitation was in the form of rain and thunderstorms.

A new system was forecast to develop in the mid-Atlantic on Sunday, moving as a nor'easter into Monday.

The major winter storm slamming the Northeast today has shifted to the west from earlier forecasts, pushing more snow into Central New York and the Finger Lakes than previously predicted.

Airlines at O'Hare International and Midway International airports in Chicago reported average delays of 15 minutes as a winter storm headed toward the Midwest with heavy snow and ice and gusty winds.

Saturday will be a day of lots of changes. "Everybody thinks the day before Thanksgiving is the busiest; it is not". On Sunday, expect a wintry mix of rain and snow with highs in the lower 40s.

City officials in Duluth issued a no-travel advisory on Saturday, and conditions continued to deteriorate through the evening and overnight.

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Chief Ferguson added that officers had difficulty locating the shooter due to the large crowd of people gathered at the scene. Officers later located 11 people who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, according to a press release from NOPD.

In Missouri, officials say three people were killed Saturday when their vehicles were swept off flooded roads in Bollinger County. The sheriff's office didn't provide the second child's age and gender.

A 100-mile (160.93-kilometer) section of Interstate 80 in Nebraska and Wyoming closed Saturday morning because of high winds and blowing snow.

Duluth said its city staff would monitor Canal Park and other areas for potential flooding and close roadways if necessary.

A plow clears snow on Interstate 70 in the foothills west of Denver.

Strong winds, heavy rain and strong thunderstorm are impacting some areas, as well, making travel extremely risky through the holiday weekend. Snow should redevelop after midnight on Monday, falling moderate at times, and gradually taper off between 6 p.m. Monday and midnight Tuesday, Hudson Valley Weather predicts. The initial thump of snow begins later this afternoon, between 3-4pm for Worcester County, between 5-7pm for eastern MA and Boston.

In northern Montana, more than a foot of fresh snow and strong wind gusts are expected to combine to create ground blizzard conditions along the Rocky Mountain front.

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