November 24th, 2010
07:45 PM ET

Snow, mixed precipitation challenge travelers

The weather might not cooperate with travelers in the northern Midwest throughout the Thanksgiving holiday. Links in this story should provide continuously updated information about road conditions in your state.

A snowstorm was expected to complicate travel in parts of North Dakota and northern Minnesota on Wednesday night, with accumulations getting as high as 10 inches by Thursday in northeastern Minnesota's Lake Superior region, the National Weather Service said.

A large stretch of the northern United States was under winter weather advisories, stretching from eastern Montana to northern Michigan. Dangerous wind chills and blowing snow were the concern in Montana and southern North Dakota, while mixed and freezing precipitation were possible in parts of South Dakota, Minnesota, northern Iowa, and northern parts of Wisconsin and Michigan Wednesday night into Thursday, the weather service said.

Mixtures of snow, sleet and freezing rain were possible in parts of Pennsylvania and southern New York late Wednesday and early Thursday, while western Maryland and eastern portions of West Virginia were being warned of freezing rain and sleet.

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A storm system was moving across Missouri Wednesday evening, with tornado watches issued in southeastern counties Wednesday night.

Utah on Wednesday afternoon was digging its way out of a Tuesday-night snowstorm. The storm blew from the north to the south, and some areas got up to 6 inches of snow with windy conditions, according to CNN affiliate KSL. The Utah Highway Patrol said it responded to seven injury accidents.

In Seattle, Washington, the temperature dropped to 14 degrees at Sea-Tac Airport, breaking the record set in 1985 when the mercury hit 16 degrees, KOMO reports.

Check the latest conditions  at some of the nation's busiest airports

Everyone should be jealous of Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, which are predicted to have perfect Turkey Day weather. Go ahead and fall asleep on your porch in those Southern states. It's unlikely you'll get rained on.

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  1. brian johnson

    Screw utah who cares mormans are a joke anyway

    November 24, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gingerpeach

    And they didn't even talk about Alaska's ice storm that is causing all kinds of trouble. We have had freezing rain for 3 days and a inch coating of ice on everything. The rain came on top of 4 to 6 inches of snow, what a mess. Shut down the Army Post and most businesses call their people to stay home from work the last 2 days.

    November 24, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. loureed

    Use chains

    November 24, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jessica

    I love how everyone's commenting on how Utah didn't get the blizzard the news says they did but Idaho got a bunch of snow and is currently COVERED in ice due to single digit temperatures and that's apparently not worth reporting on

    November 24, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Average American

    Its all because of global warming, global warming, global warming, says algore....

    November 25, 2010 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. nutzeenana

    I am from the buffalo ny area and what utah got is nothing concidering we can get up to six feet in a night

    November 25, 2010 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. RT

    We just got a dusting in Orem,UT. Over in 20 minutes. Ha! Worst blizzard I've seen!

    November 25, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    What's a blizzard? What is that thing-snow plow? Sorry guys, but I live south of San Antonio, Texas, so I'm lucky, no bad weather. Unlucky, no snowman or sliding in the snow.

    November 25, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  9. Joyce

    love how all the ignorant bring the LDS church into a totally unrelated article. get over yourselves.

    and i agree, the "blizzard" didn't last long in Utah county. but northern utah usually gets a ton more snow than most parts of the state.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
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