Tuesday 12 November 2019

Brutal Arctic Cold Surge Arrives Ready To Shatter Hundreds Of Mid-November Records In Most Part Of The U.S. (More Crops In Danger!)


An unprecedented powerful arctic cold front is plunging through the U.S. and will deliver the coldest air of the season to the central, southern and eastern United States, shattering scores of mid-November records in the process. The front was nosediving on Monday night through Texas, the Lower Mississippi Valley and the Tennessee Valley.

Earlier Reuters reported, every state east of the Mississippi River, with the exception of Florida, is expected to see at least one record-cold temperature through Wednesday, said Alex Lamers, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “We’re seeing the potential for a freeze all the way down to the central Gulf Coast region, from Texas eastward,” he said by telephone from the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland. “That is several weeks earlier than the average first freeze for the region, and that could have an impact on crops.” The U.S. has struggled with their crop-growing seasons after they recorded the wettest year ever with many states experiencing torrential rain from early spring through to October.

According to Weather News, Tuesday's highs may be the coldest on record for Nov. 12 over a widespread area from the Northeast and Great Lakes into the Ohio Valley and lower Mississippi Valley. Highs may be stuck below freezing as far south as Tennessee and in the 40s as far south as the lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.

Meanwhile, The Weather Channel reports, a snowstorm will move from the Ohio Valley to the interior Northeast through Tuesday. Accumulating snow will affect travel in parts of those regions. The heaviest snow is likely from upstate New York to northern New England. We're expecting snow to fall as far south as Tennessee. The snow has already badly slowed air travel in some areas, particularly Chicago where over 500 flights were cancelled. Nationwide, nearly 1,000 flights had been cancelled due to snow and ice. Four people have died due to icy-roads and a passenger jet slid off the runway at O'Hare Airport, Chicago.

A surge of unseasonably cold Arctic air sweeping across eastern North America will be followed by a second “Arctic blast” early next week, bringing the coldest air of the season thus far to the central and eastern United States. Temperatures some 15 to 25 degrees below average will be possible over much of the region early next week. The National Weather Service is forecasting the potential for roughly 170 locations to see record-cold high temperatures from Monday through Wednesday. The front will move through the Northern Plains and upper Midwest on Sunday, into the Southern Plains and Ohio Valley on Monday, then through the East Coast and Deep South on Tuesday. Freezing weather is also possible as far south as parts of the Gulf Coast. This image was captured by the NOAA-20 satellite's VIIRS instrument, which scans the entire Earth twice per day at a 750-meter resolution. Multiple visible and infrared channels allow it to detect atmospheric aerosols, such as dust, smoke and haze associated with industrial pollution and fires.

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