An “unprecedented” cold wave swept the United States early in the week, along with an Arctic wind that should cause the temperature to collapse, US Meteorological Services warned on Monday.
Intermittent rains, snowfall, snowfall, cold and cold have been increasing for several days across the country from the East Coast to the West Coast. Southern states, such as Texas, more accustomed to heat records, are also affected.
The National Weather Service (NWS) said, “More than 150 million Americans live in a place where cold weather advisories, cold rain advisories or snowfall vigils are planned.”
“This impressive cold snap that hit the continental United States is associated with a combination of Arctic high-pressure cold temperatures and a very active depression with rainfall waves”, the institution specified.
“Hundreds of cold records have been recorded and will break during this polar cold snap,” NWS said.
In the center of the country, parts of Minnesota, one of the coldest states in the United States, have already reached record highs during the weekend with -45 ° C.
The blizzard left thousands of homes, including lightning, in Texas, where a blizzard struck a highway on a highway near Dallas on Thursday, killing at least six and injuring dozens.
At least seven states: Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Texas have issued weather alerts. And President Joe Biden has approved the declaration of a state of emergency in Texas.
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