Which Airports Will Be Affected By The Blizzard? Airlines Are Prepping For The Storm

A blizzard is set to make its way up the East Coast beginning on Friday and lasting through Sunday, with predicted snowfall of up to 30 inches and wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour, according to CNN. It could even break the record of 1922's Knickerbocker storm, whose snowfall totaled 28 inches. With many planning to get out of town for a midwinter holiday, people are wondering just which airports might be affected by the storm, whose path is expected to reach from North Carolina all the way to New Hampshire.

The Washington Post reported that many airlines issued waivers for passengers traveling between Jan. 20 and Jan. 27, meaning those passengers can cancel or reschedule their flights without incurring fees. American Airlines, American Eagle, JetBlue, Southwest, and United all planned to issue waivers to travelers in the predicted path of the storm, but as meteorologists' models evolve, the airports covered could change. So far, the following airports are predicted to be affected:


Bradley International Airport (BDL)

Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN)


Bluegrass Airport (LEX)


Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

Salibury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY)


Logan International Airport (BOS)

New Hampshire

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT)

New Jersey

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

New York

Albany International Airport (ALB)

Elmira/Corning Regional Airport (ELM)

Greater Bighamton Airport (BGM)

Ithaca Tomkins Regional Airport (ITH)

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP)

Stewart International Airport (SWF)

Westchester County Airport (HPN)

North Carolina

Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)

Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO)

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)


Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)

Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

University Park Airport (SCE)

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP)

Williamsport Regional Airport (IPT)

Rhode Island

T.F. Green Airport (PVD)


McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)

Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI)


Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO)

Lynchburg Regional Airport (LYH)

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF)

Norfolk International Airport (ORF)

Richmond International Airport (RIC)

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA)

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

West Virginia

Tri-State Airport (HTS)

Yeager Airport (CRW)

It's important to remember that the weather is nearly impossible to predict. As of Thursday, the storm was predicted to cause its heaviest snowfall around the mid-Atlantic region, and the Northeast may not even see more than a dusting, according to CNN. As of Thursday, no airports had been closed, and no flights had been cancelled.

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