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Chicago Flights Canceled as Winter Storm Hits Midwest, Moves East

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Many flights at Chicago's O'Hare Airport were canceled Sunday due to winter weather. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 12 Dec 2016 01:08 PM

Chicago saw more than 1,200 flight cancellations Sunday as winter weather blanketed the Midwest and left the Northeast bracing for more while Winter Storm Caly finishes a cross-country trek that began late last week.

On Monday, airports nationwide reported nearly 3,000 delays and 600 cancellations as snow totals reached up to a foot in Minnesota, 8 inches in Chicago, and 10 inches in Detroit, ABC News reported.

Winter weather approached the Northeast Monday morning, with a dusting of snow in New York City and an inch or two frustrating commuters in Boston.

Areas of the Northeast were bracing for snowfall of 3 inches to a foot as the National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories for parts of the Great Lakes and the Northeast Monday, NBC News reported.

The worst part of the storm was predicted for areas north of Interstate 80, including New York State, New Hampshire, Vermont, and much of Maine.

"If you don't have to drive or go somewhere, stay home," National Weather Service meteorologist Mark Steinwedel said, according to NBC News.

Winter Storm Caly began in the Pacific Northwest late last week.

An arctic blast coming from Canada is expected to bring below-freezing temperatures to much of the country later this week kicking off a second cross-country storm.

The week's second storm is expected to dump snow in California's Sierra Nevada north and eastward into Oregon, southeast Washington, Idaho, Montana, northern Nevada, Utah, and the Colorado Rockies starting Wednesday, The Weather Channel reported. That storm may reach the northern Plains, upper Midwest, and Great Lakes on Thursday night, and could spread to parts of the Northeast by Friday or Saturday.

Weather watchers and travelers took to Twitter to express their thoughts about the winter weather.

 

 

 

 

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Chicago saw more than 1,200 flight cancellations Sunday as winter weather blanketed the Midwest and left the Northeast bracing for more while Winter Storm Caly finishes a cross-country trek that began late last week.
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