Hundreds of Flights Canceled as Midwest Braces for Snowstorm

Roman Schwartz
November 26, 2018

And if you're swept into the lake, "high waves, churning waters and hypothermia, which will set in quickly, can make it almost impossible to get out of the water alive", said Haraf. Parts of New Jersey and NY received a month's worth of rain on Saturday night, according to, and more flooding is expected as the storm moves eastwards.

The cancellations come on the heels of more than 1,000 cancellations nationwide on Sunday because of the blizzard conditions in the Windy City.

The weather service advised Chicagoans to put off outdoor activities like snow blowing and shoveling to avoid potential lightening strikes during the storm.

"Expect the weather to roll in sometime this afternoon/early evening".

".just because it is snowing, does not diminish the dangers from lightning", the agency said. "Remember, if you're close enough to hear thunder or see lightning, you should seek shelter indoors".

Over 67,000 power outages occurred throughout Kansas thanks to powerful wind gusts of over 55 miles per hour that knocked down power lines, with Atchison, Leavenworth and Ottawa the hardest-hit areas, according to KCUR.

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Several churches across the area have cancelled services and other activities. Other models have shown less snow but all have shown significant accumulations for northern IL. The previous record was 3.7 inches set in 1895.

A major winter storm across Kansas, Missouri and IL has caused hundreds cancellations and delays.

With much of the central plains and Great Lakes region under blizzard or winter storms warnings, about 1,200 flights headed to or from the USA had been canceled as of 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the flight-tracking website FlightAware.

Thousands of flights were canceled or delayed Sunday and more than 10 million people are under a blizzard warning due to the wintry conditions. The average delay time is around 15 minutes.

Holt, & Nodaway counties: Blizzard Warning from 4 a.m. Sunday until 6 p.m. Sunday. "We are asking that you do your part, by driving at a safe speed, don't drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, keep your distractions down and wear your seatbelts", the ISP said in the statement.

Blizzard-like conditions have caused chaos across Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. Temperatures will drop to the teens in the overnight hours and daytime highs will be in the 20's through the first half of the week.

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