Eastern United States Shivering



Photos:  NASA.gov, blogspot.com ,Tennesseean.com, wsb.com

NASA photo shows the North East covered in snow on February 14-15, 2015. The winter storm dumped 12-20 inches of snow across much of New England and brought tropical storm force winds of 60 miles per hour. Niagara Falls is frozen where the temperature was 16 degrees on Wednesday, February 18th.  Frozen fountain in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bundle up. It’s going to be shivering cold outside for millions in the Eastern United States, all the way down to Florida.

The National Weather Service warns of dangerous cold temperatures across much of the United States with temperatures 25 to 45 degrees below average in many locations. Dangerous wind chills also are forecast from the northern plains to the Gulf Coast. It will feel like below zero degrees in many locations.

Along the Gulf Coast, there are hard freeze warnings for southern Mississippi, most of Alabama, southern Georgia, northern and central Florida. If you’re visiting the Orlando area, it’s under a freeze warning through Friday morning.  Forecast low around 32 degrees Thursday night. Ice box-like temperatures after sundown Thursday.

In Florida, there are hard freeze warnings for Citrus, Hernando, Levy and Sumter counties through Friday morning.  Freeze warnings are in effect for Charlotte, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Desoto, Hardee and Highlands counties.

The Tampa Bay area, 2/3 of the Sunshine State and south Florida also are under wind child advisories through Friday morning.

This is going to be a very cold Chinese New Year’s Day, too.

—-Carol Lim

Source: nasa.gov, weather.gov

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