Dense snow, icy winds and extreme cold to continue through at least the end of the year, After a Christmas with sub-zero temperatures that made it one of the coldest holidays in recent decades, national weather service (NWS) The situation is expected to remain the same throughout the week, Some cities, such as Buffalo, were severely affected by the passage of winter storm Elliott.
The cyclone bomb, which began on the Pacific coast last Tuesday and brought with it arctic winds from west to east, blanketed many cities with snow, made roads frozen and completely impassable and thousands of flights delayed and cancelled. Gone. At least 49 people died due to low temperature And, of that number, only 27 correspond to Erie County, New York, which was hit hardest by the storm.
Even areas that are traditionally warm during the colder months, such as the Florida Panhandle, had cooler-than-normal temperatures. estimated to be residents of miami get year with rounding digits 21 °C / 70 °F, in the matter of Los Angeles citizens can spend the night with rain and near 10°C/51°F,
However, from coast to coast, the north of the country experienced massive storm surges and some cities recorded significant lows below zero. In Seattle, Washington State, and Buffalo, New York, severe frosts were reported.,
In the short term, the next five days are expected to see significant snowfall and severe blizzards in the north of the country and rain in some areas of the south. Midwest and Great Lakes are being severely affected by Bomb Cyclone,
Leading up to Christmas, reports from the NWS and Joe Biden himself warned the population about the risks that the weather would pose during the holidays, In that sense, the president advised last week that those who have moved by land do so before Friday and thus avoid going through the hardest part of the storm.
Since the second half of last week, most of the national territory has been under the influence of snowstorms; Cautionary advice put entire populations from the Central Plains to the Midwest to the Great Lakes under surveillance.
Due to light snow to strong icy winds, the situation became dangerous at many places. Strongest storms occurred in northern Idaho, northwestern Montana, and higher regions of western Wyoming, “Snow levels of more than an inch per hour and strong wind gusts can cause sudden power outages,” warned a chart released by the weather bureau.
A week ago, Even before the official start of the winter solstice, normal winter landscapes begin to turn into a nightmare, which occurred on December 21 at 4:47 p.m. Miami time; 3:47 PM Central; In Los Angeles at 1:47 p.m. This day is the shortest period of sunlight and formally represents the change of seasons that will last until March.