“Record-breaking deep freeze engulfed much of Texas,” reports the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). More snow forecast all the way down to north Texas.

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Temperatures plunged to historic lows in some parts of the country last month, including nearly all of Texas, as an Arctic air mass gripped much of the nation.”

“Nearly all of Texas” … and that’s where I live! Went down to minus 1 F (-18.3C) one morning.

Coldest even across Continental United States in more than 30 years

A brutally cold month for Texans: February 2021 brought the coldest air since December 1989 to much of the state. Several locations across central Texas — including Austin and Waco — broke records for the longest streak of below-freezing temperatures. Every county in Texas was under a Winter Storm Warning in mid-February and experienced wind chill values below zero as far south as the Rio Grande River and northeastern Mexico.

Alaska saw its coldest February in 22 years. In Anchorage, the temperature never rose above 30 degrees F for the entire month, the first month since December 1998 with all daily high temperatures remaining below freezing.

https://www.noaa.gov/news/us-had-its-coldest-february-in-more-than-30-years

The Olympic Mountains behind my house have 173% of average snowpack as of 3/5/21 and there’s more snow on the way:

More US snow forecast this week all the way down to N Texas:

Snow is expected to return to parts of the Rockies, Plains and upper Midwest this week.
https://weather.com/news/weather/video/snow-to-return-to-parts-of-the-plains-rockies-upper-midwest

Thanks to Oly for these links

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March 9, 2021 at 09:56PM