Dozens of flights delayed at Sea-Tac Airport due to winter storm

Feb 22, 2023, 2:04 AM | Updated: 7:48 pm

Photo: Alaska Airlines planes at Sea-Tac Airport....

Alaska Airlines planes at Sea-Tac Airport. (File photo: Ted S. Warren, AP)

(File photo: Ted S. Warren, AP)

A powerful, coast-to-coast storm is bringing heavy snow, high winds, and ice, putting parts of more than two dozen states under winter weather alerts.

At Sea-Tac Airport, 50 flights had been canceled and 166 delayed Wednesday morning as of 2:00 p.m., according to KIRO Newsradio’s Nicole Jennings.

Alaska Airlines makes up the majority of those cancellations and delays.

Snow letting us know winter is far from over

According to the National Weather Service, the snowfall throughout the plains could be historic. As much as 25 inches may pile up, with the heaviest amounts falling across east-central Minnesota and west-central Wisconsin.

Here in the Puget Sound area, NWS says it does not expect the snow to accumulate more than an inch anywhere outside the Olympic Peninsula.

But temperatures could dip below freezing north of Seattle, and that could lead to patches of ice on the road.

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