A frozen Arctic air mass from Canada has reached most of the United States, causing temperatures in Montana, South Dakota and North Dakota to drop to 57 degrees below zero, the US space agency said. Reuters.
the Letters of News According to his report, the coldest day was Saturday in the city of Chester, Montana, where the temperature reached 54 degrees below zero, while on Sunday morning in Kansas City, Missouri, it dropped to 35 degrees below zero, which is the last time something like this happened. In 1989.
The US National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an extreme cold warning for about 110 million people. Meteorologists warn that arctic weather can cause frostbite on the skin after just ten minutes of exposure.
The NWS urges residents in warning areas to avoid outdoor activities if possible and to wear appropriate clothing if outside.
Furthermore, they advise that pets should only be kept outside as long as it is truly necessary, and that farm animals should be provided with a warm place. The hill.
The Arctic winter outbreak is affecting much of the USA🇺🇸 and Canada🇨🇦 right now🥶
⚠️ Pay close attention to weather warnings, as the combination of cold, wind and new snow can create dangerous conditions for transportation and daily life.❄️
Map: temperature in degrees Fahrenheit, weather stations pic.twitter.com/WVgSinJVjY
— Windy.com (@Windycom) January 14, 2024
Many campaign events, sports matches and flights had to be postponed or canceled due to the record cold weather. According to FlightAware, more than 1,100 domestic and international flights have been cancelled, while more than 3,500 flights have been postponed.
A severe snowstorm in Iowa halted the campaign: Republican candidates included Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley and former President Donald Trump canceling campaign events.
Conditions now at Orchard Park, where the game would have started moments ago.
Lack of visibility and extremely dangerous winds. pic.twitter.com/m1zUjx55r0
– Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) January 14, 2024
The extreme weather also rattled the sports world
Due to the extreme cold, the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers match in the NFL playoffs was postponed. On the other hand, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Miami Dolphins in the bitter cold, which was the fourth coldest game in NFL history, with the thermometer showing minus 20 degrees Celsius before kickoff. Even Chiefs coach Andy Reid's mustache froze.
The freezing weather at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City is also evident in footage captured by an employee of a water bottle freezing in the blink of an eye when taken out of the freezer.
Natural gas production is at a low level
U.S. natural gas production fell to an 11-month low on Sunday as wells froze up across the country. At the same time, demand for gas for heating and power generation hit a record high Reuters.
In Texas, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the state's power grid operator, called on residents and government agencies to conserve energy.
Plant inventories are expected to be low Monday morning due to continued freezing temperatures, record demand and unusually light winds
– It can be read in the network operator's announcement.
Record cold temperatures are expected to persist over the next few days as another storm brings snow to the southern United States. Up to 3 to 5 inches of snow could fall in Memphis, while sleet and 1 to 2 inches of snow could fall in Shreveport, Louisiana.
(Cover photo: Workers clear snow from a sidewalk in Des Moines, Iowa on January 13, 2024. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP)