Thanksgiving travel hell: Large swathes of US are paralyzed as 30 INCHES of snow falls in Colorado and a ‘bomb cyclone’ pummels the Northwest – closing interstates and canceling flights

Weather Forecast MapsTemperature, 2 m above ground, 2019/11/27 11:00 AM (UTC−05:00), ©
  • Two major winter storms are set to disrupt the travel plans of millions of Americans headed to Thanksgiving Day destinations on jam-packed highways and airplanes across the western two-thirds of the US Wednesday  
  • Snow is falling fast in southern Minnesota, where 12 inches or more is expected during the busy travel period
  • More than a foot of snow is also forecast in parts of Wisconsin on Wednesday, with schools canceling classes 
  • And in Kansas roads are partially or completely snow covered after a storm dumped more than five inches
  • Thousands are also without power in Missouri Wednesday morning as high winds whip across the state
  • And forecasters say possible tornadoes struck communities in Mississippi and Louisiana overnight 
  • The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC is also under threat as organizers prepare for the possibility that they’ll have to ground the iconic balloon characters, given 40-50 mph gusts in the forecast
  • A total of 491 flights in and out of the Denver airport were canceled and more than 700 flights were delayed
  • The storm set to batter the Northwest through Wednesday has been labeled ‘historic and unprecedented’ 
  • By the weekend, the intense weather is expected to move toward the East Coast, according to forecasters 

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