“Brutal” Winter Storm Snarls Air Travel Nationwide

USA Today reports:

A brutal winter storm packing wind gusts of up to 80 mph was marching toward the nation’s interior Monday, threatening to pound a swath of the nation with snow measured in feet and wind gusts approaching 80 mph.

Almost 15 million people in more than a dozen states faced foul weather warnings or watches Monday. Blizzard or winter storm warnings were in effect for parts of Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska.

More than 6,000 U.S. flights were delayed Sunday, and over 1,300 more had been delayed or canceled by 10 a.m. Monday. The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of severe weather and blizzard conditions for the central U.S. as the storm moves east this week.

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