PHOTO: Expect to see a lot of the de-icing process this week. (Courtesy Flickr/Pete)
We would be remiss if we didn’t start this story with this:
Yep, the enigmatic Winter Storm Stella is on its way east, ready to cause travel havoc this week.
Air Canada is already waiving change fees as Stella is expected to bring heavy snow, strong winds and blizzard conditions to the Northeast on Tuesday and Wednesday after it gathers storm while passing through the Midwest on Monday.
Light to moderate snow is expected to fall in the Midwest but Stella is expected to gather steam as it moves east, according to The Weather Channel.
The I-95 corridor is mostly at risk for cancelled and delayed flights with major airports from Washington to Baltimore, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.
New York City, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts are all under a blizzard watch from the National Weather Service; Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington are under a winter storm watch.
We’re talking a biggie here, folks. Whereas The Weather Channel is forecasting three to five inches across the Dakotas to Cleveland, it is calling for eight to 12 inches in New York City and the Harford, Conn. area, and a whopping 12-18 inches in Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington.
The key to watch, according to TWC, is where a low-pressure system coming from the east meets the storm. That will help define the line between who gets a half-foot of snow, who gets a foot, and who gets a foot-and-a-half.
Check with your airline, Amtrak, Greyhound and other travel entities regarding cancellations, delays and information.