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Nasty weather wallops much of U.S. just before Thanksgiving
By Holly Yan

CNN

(CNN) — The wicked wintry weather that pummeled the West Coast is now barreling across the country, threatening to ruin millions of holiday travel plans just before Thanksgiving.

More than 300 flights have already been canceled in the Dallas-Fort Worth area — not exactly a bastion for snow storms. Sleet and freezing rain will keep blanketing parts of the Southern Plains and Southern Rockies on Monday.

"It's going to be so close to freezing, that's when we're anticipating it to be bad," Sgt. Lonny Haschel of the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

And after the storm deluges parts of the South with rain Monday evening, it'll start zeroing in on the Northeast, the National Weather Service said. And that could spell more travel nightmares.

It's not just the bad timing that has travelers riled up. In many of the places, this kind of weather isn't supposed to happen.

"This is not Texas weather, man," driver Ron Taylor told CNN affiliate KTVT. "This is Alaska, or Idaho."

Even parts of Lubbock, known for its warmth and flatness, turned into a snowboarding park as several inches of snow blanketed the western Texas city.

 

How cold is cold?

 

An arctic air mass will likely keep temperatures 15 to 20 degrees below normal along the East Coast through Thursday. Even if the system fails to deliver heavy snow, fierce winds could stymie air travel, forecasters said.

Airlines flying in and out of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport "pre-canceled about 300 departures to reduce the number of stranded travelers" Sunday in anticipation of the harsh weather, the airport's official Twitter account said. And 10 percent of flights at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport were also canceled due to the weather Sunday.

Then there's the snow. New Mexico could see up to 8 inches of snow accumulating through Monday, forecasters said.

 

Deadly road conditions

 

The early winter storm has already contributed to the deaths of at least six people in traffic crashes.

Three people died in a pileup on icy Interstate 40 in northwest Texas late Friday, Texas State Trooper Chris Ray said. One of those killed was a person who got out of his car to help, but got struck. And at least 20 people were hospitalized from collisions within three miles of the fatal pileup, the Oldham County sheriff said.

Two people died in New Mexico on dangerous road conditions. A 4-year-old girl who was not properly restrained was killed Friday when the car she was riding in slid off icy U.S. Highway 70, the state's Department of Public Safety said. On Saturday, a woman in her 50s died when the pickup truck that she was riding in rear-ended a semi-truck during heavy traffic near Gallup, New Mexico, state police said.

And in Yuba County, California, a 52-year-old in a car died when a tree fell on top of the vehicle Thursday, the county sheriff's office said.

 

Massive rainfall, too

 

Heavy rain is expected to fall from Texas to Georgia on Monday and to the Carolinas on Monday night, with some sleet and snow mixed in for northern parts of that swath. The heaviest rain is expected across parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

By Tuesday, the rain will reach the mid-Atlantic states and parts of the Northeast. Freezing rain could develop in the southern and central Appalachians.

CNN's Joe Sutton, Karen Maginnis, Adam Shivers and Janet DiGiacomo contributed to this report.

 

 

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