The north braces for ‘once in a generation’ wind chill as cold front from Canada blows in

Author: Yuvi February 3, 2023

Northern states are bracing for an arctic blast as a cold front from Canada blows through the Upper Midwest and an ice storm heads north after devastating the South.

The National Weather Service warned of below zero temperatures in the Northeast and New England on Friday morning through Saturday, where wind chills could dip as low as negative 50 degrees due to a cold front moving in from Canada.

‘The wind chills have the potential to be [a] once in a generation cold late Friday into early Saturday,’ the NWS warned.

Freezing weather is forecast after snow and icy conditions left 10 dead in the South earlier this week, along with 460,000 people losing power and thousands of flights canceled, with 805 called off on Thursday alone.

As of Friday, 120 additional flights within, into, or out of the US have been canceled, with 356 more delayed, according to FlightAware.com.

The arctic blast that devastated Texas is moving north that, coupled with a cold front from Canada, could cause record low temperatures in the Northeast and New England. Pictured: Icicles hang from the Angelina Eberly statue in downtown Austin, Texas

The freezing weather and snowfall created disaster in the south, claiming at least 10 lives.  Pictured: trucks stalled on an icy road in West Memphis, Arkansas

The freezing weather and snowfall created disaster in the south, claiming at least 10 lives. Pictured: trucks stalled on an icy road in West Memphis, Arkansas

More than 800 flights were canceled on Thursday alone due to the severe weather, with 120 additional flights called off as of Friday past midnight.  Pictured: A grounded flight at the Dallas Love Field Airport

More than 800 flights were canceled on Thursday alone due to the severe weather, with 120 additional flights called off as of Friday past midnight. Pictured: A grounded flight at the Dallas Love Field Airport

A cold front from Canada moving through the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest on Thursday is expected to hit the Northeast and parts of the Mid-Atlantic on Friday.

CBS News weather producer David Parkinson forecast record-lows in parts of Minnesota on Friday, warning about a third of all Americans that they will start their day with freezing winds.

‘Nearly 100 million Americans will start their day below 20 degrees on Friday and 140 million will on Saturday,’ he said.

The NWS forecasted record dips for multiple cities in the Northeast. Worcester, Massachusetts, would hit minus 10 degrees; Boston was predicted to hit negative 6; Providence Rhode Island is expected to fall to negative 6, and New York City if forecast to fall to 9 degrees.

Record-low temperatures are predicted for many cities in the Upper Midwest and Northeast, with the predicted wind chill making it seem even colder.

Record-low temperatures are predicted for many cities in the Upper Midwest and Northeast, with the predicted wind chill making it seem even colder.

Officials are warning residents to stay off the streets as the same winds and snow that left Texas devastated are predicted to hit and cause whiteout conditions.  Pictured: roads closed off in Austin on Wednesday following the storm

Officials are warning residents to stay off the streets as the same winds and snow that left Texas devastated are predicted to hit and cause whiteout conditions. Pictured: roads closed off in Austin on Wednesday following the storm

The wind chill in the north is expected to fall minus 50 degrees below zero.

The wind chill in the north is expected to fall minus 50 degrees below zero.

The weather service forecast snow squalls throughout the Northeast, warning that the accompanying high winds could create whiteout conditions.

The NWS warned that the freezing temperatures could be exacerbated in the North due to the Great Lakes’ ‘lake effect,’ which amplifies snowfall.

Jay Broccolo, director of weather operations at an observatory in New Hampshire, warned that wind speeds could reach 100 mph in the state’s Mount Washington area.

‘We take safety really seriously in the higher summits,’ Broccolo told USA Today, ‘and this weekend’s forecast is looking pretty gnarly, even for our standards.’

The NWS said that while the arctic blast is expected to be intense, it will be short-lived and weathers should begin to rise by late Saturday.

A cactus is covered in ice after freezing rain blasted through Central Texas with as much as an inch of ice overnight.  The weather in the south is expected to continue rising

A cactus is covered in ice after freezing rain blasted through Central Texas with as much as an inch of ice overnight. The weather in the south is expected to continue rising

The National Weather Service predicted record freezing temperatures in Boston, parts of New York City, Providence and Worcester, Massachusetts

The National Weather Service predicted record freezing temperatures in Boston, parts of New York City, Providence and Worcester, Massachusetts

After being pounded by the freezing weather earlier this week, the South has begun seeing relief, especially Texas, which saw the bulk of the power outages and deaths.

More than 400,000 customers in Texas still lacked power midday Thursday, according to PowerOutage, a website tracking utility reports.

Frustration mounted in Austin, where more than 150,000 residents remained without power early Thursday, more than 24 hours after their electricity and heat went out.

For many, it was the second time in three years that a February freeze caused prolonged outages and uncertainty over when the lights would come back on.

Unlike the 2021 blackouts in Texas, when hundreds of people died after the state´s grid was pushed to the brink of total failure because of a lack of generation, the wide outages in Austin this time were largely the result of frozen equipment and trees falling. onpowerlines.

The city’s utility warned that all power may not be restored until Friday.

Following the roughest patch of the storm, Texans found relief and played in the snow and ice as the state worked to recover from the damage.

Following the roughest patch of the storm, Texans found relief and played in the snow and ice as the state worked to recover from the damage.

A young girl went viral for putting on some Olympic-level figure skating moves on the sidewalk A man took his airboat out for a spin in the wild weather

The power loss and the deep freeze did inspire some more traditional winter weather hijinks, as a young girl went viral for putting on some Olympic-level figure skating moves in the Texas winter, while a man took his airboat out for a spin in the wild the weather

Pablo Vegas, who heads the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, vowed that the state’s electrical grid and natural gas supply would be reliable and that there wouldn’t be a repeat of the February 2021 blackouts.

School systems in the Dallas and Austin areas, plus many in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee, closed Thursday as snow, sleet and freezing rain continued to push through.

Watches and warnings about wintry conditions stretched from the West Texas border with Mexico through Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana and into western Tennessee and northern Mississippi.

Author: Yuvi

My name is Yuvi, I work as Sub Editor at newscinema.in

3 February, 2023, 12:22 pm

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