by Preston Brady II
A deadly Arctic freeze is moving its way across most of the United States tomorrow, sparing few – the West Coast and parts of Florida. The unusually cold weather comes on the heels of a blizzard that socked in the midwest and east coast, and will easily trump that system with lows that could “feel like” minus 50 degrees F in the northern part of the country. Cities in the deep south that are usually immune to deep freezes, will feel the pain with lows in the teens and maybe single digits in some inland locations. Lots of people spent today covering or bringing in plants, and making indoor shelter for pets that usually brave it outside during cold spells. Forecasters predict records will be smashed in many locations, dating back to the late 1800′s – or even since records began – to an average of 20 to 40 years. This cold spell, to last a few days, is not one to be taken lightly.
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An Arctic cold is on its way to much of the U.S. and beginning tomorrow the effects will begin to set in. By late Monday night it will feel like minus 50 degrees F. in many east coast states and in the deep south 14 degrees will be the norm. In Mobile, Alabama the high for Monday will barely be above freezing. Records dating back to the late 1800′s will be broken in some areas. This is a serious freeze and people who normally do not bring their pets inside for freezing weather, should reconsider during this event.
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