A record cold wave hits the United States[/rtl]
[rtl]Release date: 2018/1/2 8:25 • 183 times read[/rtl]
(Reuters) - The record-breaking cold spell in parts of the United States hit Florida on Monday with frost warnings in places stretching from Texas to the Atlantic coast, meteorologists said.
The northeast of the United States faces another cold spell at the weekend.
Temperatures were below 11 to 17 degrees Celsius across the United States to the east of the Rockies, while only southern Florida was spared polar frosts.
Temperatures are likely to reach record low levels on Tuesday morning," said Bryan Harley, an expert at the National Meteorological Service at College Park, Maryland, adding that temperatures
could fall to nine degrees below zero In the city of Mobile on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama
The meteorological agency said that the winds are expected to blow very cold in the southeast of Georgia and northeastern Florida.
The cold air mass caused temperatures to drop within the United States. Temperatures in Omaha were 29 degrees below zero to break a record 130-year-old, and the record-breaking temperature hit Aberdeen in South Dakota in 1919 after falling to minus 36 degrees.
Hurley said the cold would not retreat across the mid-Atlantic and northeastern regions, and more than 20 were expected to record a record temperature drop in those areas in the next day or two.
Although the cold may fall in most parts of the United States after Tuesday, the Northeast will see a repeat of the current cold temperatures between Tuesday and Friday when another polar wave strikes the region.
"We're still talking about a 20 to 30 degree drop below normal," Harley said.
The cold wave could merge with a storm gathering off the Bahamas to trigger heavy snow and winds in many parts of the east coast as it headed north on Wednesday and Thursday, the private meteorological agency Acuweather said.
The only area in the United States that survived the severe frost is the southwest, the Meteorological Agency said.
Temperatures above normal and dry weather are expected to continue, with temperatures in Los Angeles increasing by 21 degrees Celsius for the rest of the week.