winter storm Elliot who beat America this week can provoke coldest christmas in four decadesMeteorologists warned.
The cold snap began in the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday, December 20 and then turned east. It is expected to become a “cyclone bomb” this Friday, December 23.
More than 90 million people in 37 states are under winter weather warnings. and approximately 80% of the US region will experience temperature below zeroincluding places as far south as Texas.
The Midwest could have its coldest Christmas since the 1980s as a result of an Arctic blast.
cold winds and snow
The National Weather Service (NWS) reported that temperature can swing between -10 to -21 °C parts of the country later this week.
The storm is expected to bring high winds and snow, which will complicate travel conditions ahead of the holidays.
“Los cold winds can cause this magnitude solidify Hypothermia and death are possible in less than five minutes if precautions are not taken, and with prolonged exposure to cold,” the agency said.
national weather service The (U.S. Weather Service) called it a “once in a generation” winter weather event, especially as the storm approaches the Great Lakes region, where its pressure is expected to reach that of a major hurricane.
In fact, the governor of Kentucky why North Carolina announced emergency situation in their places.
What is cyclone pump?
A cyclone pump The term for a rapidly intensifying thunderstorm with a drop in air pressure in the center of at least 24 millibars in 24 hours.
They are known as cyclone bombs because of the explosive power caused by the rapid drop in pressure. Like this storm They bring weather ranging from blizzards to severe thunderstorms to heavy rain.
Bomb cyclones are most common along the East Coast of the United States and Canada, where the cold land and warm currents of the Gulf Stream provide optimal conditions for their occurrence.
The American Automobile Association estimates that more than 112 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home between this Friday, December 23, and January 2, most of them (102 million) by car.
more than 2 thousand 200 flights they were Cancelled for Thursday the 22nd and Friday the 23rd, according to the FlightAware air traffic tracker website.
Cities in the United States will have snow on Christmas
By this Christmas weekend, major cities in the United States may be covered in white as a result of the extreme weather. Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo snowy landscape,
According to historical records, Areas that get snow during Christmas They are: Alaska, Minnesota, Maine, Upstate New York, Pennsylvania and the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia, as well as anywhere in Idaho.
Additionally, the following states have at least a 90% chance of registration in this 2022 snow In a city during Christmas:
- North Dakota
- New York
- new Hampshire
According to The Weather Channel, although many thermometers will reach their most extreme levels in years, historical records may not be broken.
“This could be the coldest temperature in more than 25 years in Billings, Montana, and Worst weather since a cold snap in December 1990 in Denver. While this is certainly dangerously cold, they should not exceed the all-time lows in Billings (-38°F in February 1936) and Denver (-29°F in January 1875).”
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