According to FlightAware.com, more than 3,000 flights in the US have been canceled due to the wintry weather conditions over the past couple of days, and more than 10 million people are currently under a blizzard warning.
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport alone has had at least 900 cancellations so far and delays averaging more than 40 minutes. In addition, more than 200,000 people in Illinois don't have any power, while more than 50,000 are also without power in Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin.
— O'Hare Intl. Airport (@fly2ohare) November 26, 2018
A blizzard warning was in effect across northern Illinois until Monday morning, due to "life threatening travel conditions," according to a warning by the National Weather Service, as heavy snowfall and wind gusts up to 50 mph swept the region. The National Weather Service downgraded the notice to a winter storm warning in Cook, DuPage and Will Counties.
— Monzon (@_monzon322) November 26, 2018
With O'Hare seeing a total of 7.4 inches of snow, this storm is the fifth-worst to ever hit Chicago in November, according to the National Weather Service.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport was fun this morning!— Live Storm Chasers (@Livestormchaser) November 26, 2018
Colorado and Wyoming saw up to 60 inches of snow during the holiday weekend, while Iowa got up to 17 inches. Temperatures in the Northeast have warmed, leaving about 24 million people in New England, New York City and Philadelphia under flood or flash-flood watches.
— NWS Quad Cities (@NWSQuadCities) November 25, 2018
On Monday, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer issued a state of emergency declaration for the state, according to multiple reports.
— Brooks Barber (@BrooksWx) November 25, 2018
"We strongly recommend that you postpone travel plans, if possible; however, if you must be on the road, make sure your vehicle's emergency kit is stocked, your gas tank is full and your cell phone and charger are with you and someone knows your travel plans," the declaration states.
Kansas City International Airport was closed for four hours Sunday due to low visibility. However, the airport reopened Sunday night.
According to a tweet by the National Weather Service, parts of Michigan, the eastern shore of Lake Erie and Maine could be covered by up to a foot or more of snow by Wednesday morning.
"Snow moves into New England today/tonight creating tricky travel for those still coming back from the holiday. As the storm moves away, the lake effect machine cranks up off Lakes Erie and Ontario. Some of the higher terrain could see up to 2 feet of snow through midweek!" the service tweeted Monday.