Brutally cold Arctic air could increase energy demand for nearly 118 million people.
Really cold air coming in next week, says meteorologist Ari Sarsalari. Temperatures will be well below average for this time of year in many of the northern tier states, the upper Midwest and northern plains. The high temperature in Minneapolis may climb to only one degree F (-17 C). (Link to video below)
“The Global Forecast System (GFS) weather model shows for the next 6-10 days, below-average temperatures could be seen up and down the East Coast,” says zerohedge.com. “The result of colder than average temperatures would increase energy demand for nearly 118 million people, reported Ed Vallee, head meteorologist at Empire Weather, adding that increased energy demand could put a bid in natural gas spot prices.”
Temps could drop to -22F (-30C)
“Brutally cold Arctic air will flow down into the north-central US mid-next week,” says severe-weather.eu. “Current forecast indicates that air temperature could drop as low as -25°C, in some places even down to -30°C! Over the border in Canada, temperatures will be even lower. This is an unusually strong cold air outbreak for early December.”
Video with meteorologist Ari Sarsalari:
Brutally cold article:
Thanks to Bill Sellers and Henk Korbee for these links