5 Most Menacing Thanksgiving Travel Maps

PHOTO: National Weather Service Radar Map

'Tis the season for flight delays. Millions of travelers, packed planes and a storm headed straight for the crowded airspace of the Northeast make the perfect recipe for a Thanksgiving travel disaster. A look at various weather and flight delay maps paints a pretty grim picture for fliers on Wednesday, historically one of the busiest travel days of the year.

You may panic once you see these maps, but don't despair. We've put together a five-point plan for getting home for turkey on time.

FlightAware's live Misery Map details flight delays and cancellations around the nation.

PHOTO: Weather Map shown on the FlightAware Misery Map.
flightaware.com/miserymap
PHOTO: Weather Map shown on the FlightAware Misery Map.

Weather Map shown on ABC's "Good Morning America"

PHOTO: Weather Map shown on Good Morning America.
ABC
PHOTO: Weather Map shown on "Good Morning America."

Weather map produced by the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction.

PHOTO: Weather map produced by the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction.
nws.noaa.gov
PHOTO: Weather map produced by the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction.

National Weather Service Radar Map

PHOTO: National Weather Service Radar Map
NOAA
PHOTO: National Weather Service Radar Map

Tuesday's Forecast shown on Weather.com

PHOTO: Tuesdays Forecast shown on Weather.com
Weather.com
PHOTO: Tuesday's Forecast shown on Weather.com

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