Friday, January 27, 2023

Arctic air to hit most of the US before Christmas

US meteorologists have warned of hazardous holiday travel and deadly cold weather across much of the country as Arctic air masses move towards the already cold south of the nation.

“We’re facing temperatures well below normal, potentially record low temperatures going into the Christmas holidays,” warned National Weather Service expert Zack Taylor.

“An unusual and dangerous Arctic air mass will bring prolonged and extremely cold conditions to southern Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana,” the agency said in a special weather statement Sunday.

The service forecast a low of minus 10.6 degrees Celsius (minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit) in Jackson, Mississippi, and minus 15 degrees Celsius (-5 degrees Fahrenheit) in Nashville by Thursday night. , Tennessee.

The intake of arctic air comes as a previous storm system over the northeastern United States is slowly retreating after burying parts of the region under two feet (60 cm) of snow. According to, which tracks outages nationwide, more than 80,000 New England customers were without power as of Sunday morning.

For most of the United States, winter weather will get worse before it gets better. According to the latest forecast from the Federal Weather Prediction Center in College, next week will bring with it the potential for a “significant winter storm” over the eastern two-thirds of the United States during the second half of the week just before Christmas. Park, Maryland…

“The main weather story to grab weather headlines next week will be a vast stretch of freezing temperatures north of the Rocky Mountains and across the Northern Plains from the Midwest to the Midwest, then reaching the coast along the Gulf of Mexico and most of the eastern United States.” on Friday and over the weekend,” the center warned.

“An extremely strong Arctic front will usher in the coldest air of the season by a wide margin with widespread subzero readings expected for overnight lows from the northern Rockies to the north-central Great Plains and part of the Arctic. The upper north central region of the country, Reached as far south as northern Oklahoma and southern Missouri.”

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