More than 150 million Americans under Winter Storm Warnings, Ice Storm Warnings, Winter Storm Watches, or Winter Weather Advisories

Welcome to the new Grand Solar Minimum

“Many areas east of the Rockies and west of the Appalachians will witness dangerous and record-breaking cold into the first half of the upcoming week,” warns the National Weather Service. “Hundreds of daily low maximum and minimum temperatures will be broken with some February and even all-time low temperature records in jeopardy.”

14 Feb 2021 – More than 150 million Americans are currently under Winter Storm Warnings, Ice Storm Warnings, Winter Storm Watches, or Winter Weather Advisories as impactful winter weather takes shape from coast-to-coast.

Major winter storm to spread heavy snow and significant ice accumulations from the Plains to the Northeast.

Frigid Arctic air and dangerously cold wind chills to persist in the Heartland into next week.

Sub-freezing temperatures are working in tandem with an active storm track to generate a large swath of accumulating snowfall and treacherous ice accumulations. Icy conditions look to linger around the Mid-Atlantic Sunday morning but should improve throughout the day.

Parts of South Texas under Winter Storm Watches for first time in a decade

Conditions will deteriorate throughout the day in the southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley as a major winter storm spreads over the South Central U.S. The footprint from this winter storm is so large that parts of South Texas are under Winter Storm Watches for the first time in a decade.

Periods of snow, heavy at times, will be common from New Mexico to the Mississippi Valley today with the heaviest accumulations likely in central Oklahoma and the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico. In addition, significant ice accumulations are forecast from the Texas coast to the Tennessee Valley from Sunday afternoon into Monday. The worst ice-related impacts occur on Monday. The swath of accumulating ice on Monday is impressive, stretching from south Texas to the northern Mid-Atlantic.

Heavy snow on Monday will also blanket much of the Lower Mississippi, the Ohio Valley, into the Northeast. The forecast through early Tuesday morning calls for 8 to 12 inches in central Oklahoma with locally higher amounts possible.

An area of 4 to 8 inches of snow looks to extend from east Texas and the Ohio Valley to the Northeast. Substantial ice accumulations of up to a half inch are possible from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the Tennessee Valley leading to dangerous travel conditions, numerous power outages, and extensive tree damage.

Cascade snowfall to be measured in feet

Wintry weather is also on tap in the Northwest and Intermountain West as more Pacific moisture moves into these regions. Lighter accumulations are anticipated in the lower elevations, but the mountainous terrain will receive the heaviest totals. Through Monday night, the Cascades are likely to receive the most snowfall with accumulations being measured in feet in the highest elevations.

Snowfall over a foot is likely from the Bitterroots of Idaho and Tetons of western Wyoming to the Wasatch and central Rockies. Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Storm Watches, and Winter Weather Advisories are located across most of these areas, along with some ongoing Avalanche Warnings in effect through Sunday evening.

Dangerous and record-breaking cold

Many areas east of the Rockies and west of the Appalachians will witness dangerous and record-breaking cold into the first half of the upcoming week. The north-central U.S. should once again see sub-zero high temps on Sunday, with single digit highs stretching as far south as the Texas Panhandle.

Low temperatures are forecast to be range between -20 to -30 degrees across the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. Gusty winds throughout much of the Plains and Midwest continue to foster life-threatening wind chills between -30 to -60 in the north-central CONUS.

Wind Chill Advisories extend as far south as the Southern Plains and as far east as the Ohio Valley.

Hundreds of record lows – Even all-time low temperature records in jeopardy

Hundreds of daily low maximum and minimum temperatures will be broken with some February and even all-time low temperature records in jeopardy. Daily temperature anomalies in the Southern Plains both Sunday and Monday are likely to range from 25 to 40 degrees below normal.

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14 thoughts on “More than 150 million Americans under Winter Storm Warnings, Ice Storm Warnings, Winter Storm Watches, or Winter Weather Advisories”

  1. Certainly does look like the GSM is having a strong effect here. When all of Texas, almost all of Louisiana and almost all of Mississippi are under winter storm warnings, there obviously has been some sort of climatic cooling over land since 2000. (There were also previous episodes of snow from Texas to Louisiana this winter) Winter storms also appear to be increasing in frequency and intensity in both hemispheres – another indicator of the effects of colder climate and approaching ice age cycles. Some of these temperatures, like highs single digits to the Texas Panhandle, are the coldest since December 1989. (only this time it’s not reaching as far East into FL because of the location of the trough axis and PV to the North located further west than in 1989) Otherwise the significance of this arctic airmass is quite similar.

    • Well stated!
      YES, this is very similar to the extremely cold weather we had starting before Christmas 1989. I am hoping this doesn’t last as long as that ‘cold snap’ did!

      All this is very unusual for east Texas, Louisiana, and south Arkansas for this time of year. It’s been warm enough that early-blooming fruit trees and flowers are/were starting to bloom. We had a nice snow in mid January…now a entire week of sleet and snow coupled with extremely low temperatures in the middle of February? This is crazy!

  2. Yep, six degrees here in Oklahoma City. Low of -7 tonight. Never had that before, new record low. Snowing like crazy and real windy, creating near white-out conditions. Going to persist through Thursday, and no temperatures above freezing until, maybe, Saturday. So this will all stick around.

  3. ”How dare there would be most of the US PLUS SOUTHERN TEXAS under winter storm warnings.. QUICK,SOCIALISM MUST STOP THIS NONSENSICAL SCIENCE!!” of course,global cooling.

  4. Sky News AUS is now referencing Ice Age Now, Electroverse and Tony Heller – Ice Ages are not a Rodney Dangerfield subject anymore.
    Outsiders Weather and Ice Age Watch: Moscow suffers coldest weather in past decade
    Sky News Australia •Feb 13, 2021
    Sky News Rowan Dean says Russia is experiencing Arctic lows under minus 58 degrees Celsius as Moscow suffers through the coldest weather seen in the past decade.
    https://youtu.be/2sbdUQ9DIRg
    Note also especially the last half of AW’s latest [•Feb 7, 2021] blurb.
    http://www.alanwattsentientsentinel.eu/english/currentEnglish.html
    No site has covered the big picture this last year like right here, right now. Fantastic job, it’s finally coming to light and quickly becoming the New Normal ww. Gratulationes et gratias ago tibi tantam Herr RWF.

    A Glimpse Into Humanity’s Stark ‘New Normal’
    What does the next decade look like, now that what was once ‘normal’ has been turned upside down? One thing looks certain – don’t expect a return to pre-COVID-19 life.
    ht tps://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/02/13/the-new-normal-documentary.aspx
    ht tp://ice-age-ahead-iaa.ca/ice_age_1/Exraordinary_Evidence_in_Plasma_Astrophysics.html
    Winston/RWB de.

  5. I’m not sure if we’ll get actual record-breaking cold where I am, but it’s so cold that the birds are only coming to my feeding station once a day instead of all day long.
    I’m expecting more snow tonight, and every night, maybe daytime, too, this coming week.
    I’ll be sending you some stuff, Robert, when it STOPS SNOWING!!!!!! I’m looking at the possibility of weather cycles of XX number of years over a long period of time. If there is any way to backtrack, it will help.
    And my neighbor has shoveled (so far) a pile of snow into my yard that is now close to 10 feet tall.

  6. Freezing ran or icing all the way to the Gulf Coast (Gulf of Mexico). Padre island vicinity! Radar indicated. During the warmest time of day! In springtime!!!

  7. I live in Texas – about an hour west of Fort Worth. We have 8 inches of snow on the ground with another 6-8 forecast Tuesday night. It has been below freezing round the clock now for 4 days. Our high temperature is forecast to briefly hit 34 on Friday. A real thaw MAYBE on Saturday. Temperature outside is TWO degrees and wind chill is MINUS TEN.

    For the first time in modern history three things happened within the last 12 hours here in Texas:

    1) A Wind Chill Advisory was issued yesterday for most of North Texas. Apparently that is where wind chill values are below zero or worse – indicating serious danger to anyone outside without proper gear. Real risk of frostbite. Most areas around us are showing -15 wind chill this morning.

    2) EVERY SINGLE COUNTY IN TEXAS WAS UNDER EITHER A WINTER STORM WARNING OR WINTER STORM ADVISORY.

    3) EVERY SINGLE COUNTY IN TEXAS HAD LOWS BELOW FREEZING THIS MORNING.

    Oh – and most of the wind turbines in the Texas power grid are off-line. They are frozen.

    I’m sure the press will say this was all caused by global warming….

    • I live just south of Fort Worth. The thermometer read 4 degrees this morning at 6 am when our power went out. Thankfully, it’s back on now. By the way, I just went to your website ( sunsetmtn.com ) How fascinating.

      • Thanks Robert! We have 40 miniature horses. Taking care of them in these conditions is a major pain. Our power is still on – but our well system froze. Fortunately we have back up water with a county co-op. Those pipes are deeper, and still working. But I still had to haul water today in buckets to 40 horses – in 6 degree temps. And I had to use a sledge hammer to break ice on horse troughs that was 2-3 inch thick. Farmers and ranchers further north have heaters for their tanks. We don’t – yet. We will be getting some. Fortunately – in part due to the excellent warnings of this website – I bought an artic-level jumpsuit 2 years ago so that I could work outside in cold weather. I certainly did not expect to be using it in single digit cold though! I guess I better get used to it.

  8. Oil and gas prices climb due to the cold!

    “More than 150 million Americans are currently under some category of winter weather advisory”!!!!!!!
    ***

    “Oil hits pandemic high as winter storm pushes demand and poses production risk”
    From: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/15/oil-hits-pandemic-high-as-winter-storm-pushes-demand-and-poses-production-risk.html

    Freezing weather racked portions of the U.S. and fostered demand for fuel while simultaneously threatening to hamstring oil production in Texas.

    The jump in oil prices WTI crude futures up 24% so far in 2021. It touched $60.77 a barrel earlier in the session, its highest level since January 2020.

    “Frigid weather means that many oil wells may be shut in. Water is produced along with oil, that water can freeze up equipment,” oil analyst Andy Lipow wrote over the weekend

    WTI crude futures rose 67 cents, or 1.1%, to $60.14 a barrel Monday morning around 10:08 a.m. ET. The jump brings WTI crude futures up 24% so far in 2021. It touched $60.77 a barrel earlier in the session, its highest level since January 2020.

    Brent crude, the international benchmark, climbed 1.3% to $63.26 after hitting its own 13-month high.

    The latest pop in the energy market came as cold weather racked portions of the U.S. and fostered demand for power and fuel while simultaneously threatening to hamstring production in Texas.

    “Winter storm and arctic blast of cold weather that is making its way south to Houston may have some severe impacts on the oil industry,” oil analyst Andy Lipow wrote over the weekend.

    More than 150 million Americans are currently under some category of winter weather advisory, according to the National Weather Service. As of early Monday morning, the agency was predicting a “major winter storm” to dump heavy snow and significant ice from the southern plains and Ohio Valley into the Northeast.

    “Frigid weather means that many oil wells may be shut in. Water is produced along with oil, that water can freeze up equipment,” he added. “The cold air affects oil production in Canada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas and elsewhere.”

  9. Al Gore said our kids would never se/know snow. He said nothing about freezing ice, black ice (racist), white ice (more racists) or temperatures below 0 F.

    What you see is NOT snow. It is low temperature, reconstituted, neo-structural water molecules.

    BUT, do realize, this is the warmest Snow on record. Earth has never had snow this warm. If you check, you will see that the snow that is falling in Texas is the warmest ever and this is due to the camp fires Neanderthals started in 40,000 BC.

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