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Blizzard misses Minnesota but is causing delays, cancellations at MSP Airport

Chicago got hammered by the powerful November snowstorm.

The powerful winter storm that made travel in southern Iowa nearly impossible on Sunday is now winding down in Chicago and working its way through Michigan on Monday. 

The result is a ton of flight delays and postponements in the Upper Midwest, with the Chicago Tribune reporting as many as 800 cancellations as of 11:15 p.m. Sunday. 

According to Flightview, dozens of flights scheduled to depart Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport for Chicago O'Hare on Monday morning are cancelled or delayed. 

Most flights out of MSP to Midway Airport in Chicago are scheduled for Monday afternoon, thus most scheduling delays haven't been reported yet. 

The blizzard warning that was in effect for portions of Cook County in Chicagoland expired at 6 a.m., but a winter storm warning remains in effect until 9 a.m. 

According to CBS Chicago, O'Hare International had picked up 7.4 inches of snow as of 7 a.m. Monday, and outlying areas of Chicago had gotten up to a foot. 

The snowstorm stayed south of Minnesota thanks to strong east-to-west oriented jet stream, which could remain in place all week. If it does, it means Minnesota is in for more dry and chilly weather. 

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