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50 degrees below zero? This week, the nation’s middle will be hit by waves of icy cold and storms

50 degrees below zero? This week, the nation’s middle will be hit by waves of icy cold and storms

On Sunday, a trio of winter storms was barreling toward the middle of the country, posing a travel headache risk for the rest of the week as the Upper Midwest holed up in the bitter cold and wind chills that could reach minus 50 degrees.

From Sunday through Thursday, there will be at least three storms that might cause ice and snow, according to AccuWeather. Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and colder air moving south will feed the storms. According to AccuWeather, in some places, the downpour will be nearly persistent for days.

Throughout much of the coming week, cold air will descend far enough south to create a meteorological conflict zone, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

He warned that a glaze of ice that might create hazardous travel conditions from eastern Oklahoma through northwestern Arkansas and southern Missouri is one of his main concerns.

It can get really cold in some areas. In some places, Sunday’s highs may struggle to rise beyond -10°F, according to the National Weather Service office in Pocatello, Idaho.

The possibility of ice and snow will exist from Sunday through Thursday due to at least three storms.

Everyone will experience single and double digits below zero tonight, the office said. “The coldest temperatures are expected to be in the -the 30s, with wind chills as low as -50°F.”

Other changes have occurred:
● On Sunday and Monday, snowfall may extend as far east as New York state.
● In Arkansas, the Ozarks have already received up to 16 inches of snow in recent days.

What is a “cold wave”?

A “cold wave” is a weather phenomenon that involves a cooling of the air or the invasion of very cold air over a sizable area. It is sometimes referred to as a “cold snap” or “deep freeze.” A reduction in average temperature that is significantly below regional averages characterizes it. People, crops, properties, and services may all suffer as a result of cold waves. Important winter weather occurrences like blizzards or ice storms may occur before or after them. Furthermore, during times of strong winds, they may feel considerably colder.

To prepare for a cold wave

Be aware of the threats that your region faces from extreme weather and the communication routes that can send out early warnings for freezing temperatures and winter storms. If you experience symptoms of hypothermia, such as shivering, tiredness, confusion, or slurred speech, or frostbite, such as cold, numb, white, or blue skin, hard or blistering skin, or pins and needles, be aware of the hospital and medical facilities in the area. Additionally, be aware of the risks and potential tolerances of each species to freezing temperatures if you own crops or cattle.

Portions of the Midwest experience bitter cold

Temperatures fell below zero in several places due to a cold front sweeping across the Plains and Midwest. On Sunday, numerous Colorado locations saw wind chills well below zero, with some experiencing readings as low as -20°F. The majority of the state will continue to see single-digit temperatures or below on Sunday, and all locations will experience a drop below zero on Sunday night, according to the Cheyenne, Wyoming, office of the National Weather Service.

“BRRR! As the harsh weather and snow persist, our region is in the freezer today,” tweets the office.

Texas and the Gulf Coast may experience tornadoes and hail.

Dallas-Fort Worth’s weather office tweeted, “Now is the time to prepare,” as it predicted freezing rain would occur this coming week. On Monday night and into Tuesday, there is the greatest potential for hazardous weather.

According to the meteorological service, there could be a few isolated strong to severe thunderstorms across East Texas and the Gulf Coast states. According to the meteorological service, Texas thunderstorms might produce some hail as well as locally destructive winds—”perhaps a tornado or two”—and severe thunderstorms could sweep across the area.

The heat is coming, so prepare! As compared to recent days, the temperatures are already much warmer. Even though the day begins in the mid-sixties, the temperature will swiftly rise this afternoon into the mid-eighties with lots of sunlight.

Today, the region should only see a few isolated showers in the interior. Additionally, the winds have diminished. Overnight lows will once again be in the 60s by this evening, and the weather will be calm.

Prepare yourself for numerous humid, warm days in the meantime as our next cold front looks to move in toward the end of the week, bringing a modest decrease in humidity. The good news is that this week’s increased humidity will lessen the chance of brush fires in our area.


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