Winter Break Travel

For many students, the holiday winter breaks are ending this weekend and next weekend.  Winter storms with blizzard conditions and possible power outages are forecast for the northeast and likely to cause misery on the roads and for airline travelers. As of 2 pm CST, the website Flightaware.com reported more than 1,600 delays of airline flights within, in and out of the United States.  Click on link below to track your airline flight and where the airport trouble spots are under “Misery Map,” updates on flight delays and cancellations.

https://flightaware.com/live/airport/delays

This afternoon Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports in Houston tweeted “Inclement weather in NE has resulted in numerous delays and cancellations at Houston airports. For specific flight information, check with your airline.”

If you’re driving in Texas, visit http://www.DriveTexas.org or call 1-800-452-9292 for road conditions.

The artic blast of cold weather that dipped into the deep South, Southeast and Gulf Coast and brought rare snow and icy roads is starting to let up. While a bit chilly, the National Weather Service forecasts a slow thaw in the Houston area this weekend.  Above, the frozen Water Wall fountain at Houston’s First Baptist Church is starting to melt after 2 nights of a hard freeze and a gradual warm up. The National Weather Houston Galveston forecasts a low of 36 degrees tonight, isolated showers then sunny and daytime temperatures in the 50’s for Friday.

For weather updates to your destination, visit National Weather Service, weather.gov, follow NWS social media and tune into local broadcast stations.  Below, the Houston weather outlook from NWS.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?textField1=29.76&textField2=-95.37#.Wk6SW2CFPIU

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