The Washington Post calls it an ‘impressively cold snap.” A cold snap? Hundreds, if not thousands of records could fall, and its just a cold snap?
“The Arctic blast set to engulf the eastern half of the Lower 48 will make mid-November feel like mid-January,” and its just a cold snap?
“Between Sunday and Wednesday, temperatures will sink to levels 15 to 30 degrees colder than normal from the Plains to the East Coast,” and its just a cold snap?
A couple of days ago, Weather Channel meteorologist Jonathan Erdman warned that 170 new record lows could be set Monday to Wednesday. “A little taste of January in November,” said Erdman.
Unfortunately, that number has been updated. The National Weather Service now says that about 250 new cold records are expected from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes.
I think that number is woefully low.
Are we to think there are only 250 towns and cities between the Gulf Coast and the Great Lakes? Only 250 weather stations in that entire distance? Only 250 weather stations over the entire eastern half of the lower 48?
We’re talking about a tremendous swath stretching from interior New England to New York to Pennsylvania to the Ohio and Tennessee valleys to the Southern Plains. This area encompasses major cities such as Buffalo, Detroit, Cleveland, Kansas City, St. Louis and Oklahoma City.
We’re talking about the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes, where both Minneapolis and Chicago are “likely to see their coldest Veterans Day on record.”
We’re talking about lows in the single digits across the Dakotas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and most of Wisconsin, and in the teens as far south as Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle.
We’re talking about near-record lows all the way south to the Gulf Coast.
Is its just a cold snap? Or do I smell an agenda here?