Snowy Post-Thanksgiving Travel Outlook

Because of the now likelihood of substantial snow, I am providing early estimates of snow so you can plan accordingly. 
Snowfall from 6am Friday to 6am Saturday
This snow will significantly affect I-80, I-70, I-76, I-25 and I-40. While the Denver Airport (United and Southwest hub) usually handles winter operations well, there may be flight delays due to de-icing operations. The snow should be light enough there won't be many issues at the Delta hub in Salt Lake City. 

Snowfall from 6am Saturday to 6am Sunday
While winds are forecasted to be relatively light (~10-15 mph), this snow will cause real problems because Oklahoma does not handle snow removal well. This snow will affect I-70, I-35, I-29 and I-40. If this forecast holds, there will be major snows along U.S. 400 across Kansas. There will likely be flight delays and cancellations at Wichita's Eisenhower National Airport. 

In New England, there will be spots of heavy snow in Maine with lighter snows in Upstate New York and northern parts of Vermont and New Hampshire.

Snowfall from 6am Sunday to 11:59pm Sunday Night
The storm is forecast to weaken as it moves east into the Midwest. There will be locally heavy lake-effect snow near Grand Rapids and Cleveland. Elsewhere, snowfall will be light. I-70 will be the primary interstate highway affected along with I-55 and I-57 across Illinois. While the snow will not be heavy, it may be enough to cause delays, primarily due to deicing, for the United and American Airlines' hub at O'Hare and the Southwest hub at Midway. There will be delays at Cleveland's Hopkins Airport. 

Please keep in mind these forecasts may change a bit and I'll update tomorrow. 


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