Al Gore has renewed his search for ManBearPig after he was informed that the brutally cold weather America just experienced will soon be refreshed as another bout of frigid arctic air dives through the United States.
The new frigid blast will make its way from the northern Plains to the eastern and southern U.S. Sunday into Monday.
Although arctic air is expected to ease later in the week, any relief will be minimal and short lived.
Temperatures in Minneapolis are forecast to stay well below zero degrees F over the weekend.
“Bitterly cold arctic air will settle in across a large swath of the U.S. as we turn the calendar from 2017 to 2018,” said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski.
Meanwhile, KMSP reports that International Falls, Minnesota woke up to a record-low temperature of -36F at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning breaking the previous record low for Dec. 27 of -32F set in 1924, according to the National Weather Service office in Duluth.
That -36 is the actual temperature, not a wind chill!
According to state records, the -36 morning in International Falls is only about halfway to the state record low temperature of -60 in Tower, Minnesota on Feb. 2, 1996. The all-time record low for International Falls is -55F, set in January 1909.
As well, Reuters reports that snow piled up in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday after two days of record-breaking snowfall that had already surpassed 5 feet (1.5 meters), breaking city and state records, according to the National Weather Service.
Though residents are used to winter snow squalls blowing in from adjacent Lake Erie, which straddles the border with Canada, the Christmas storm is already one for the ages.
“This is an incredible amount of snow that we’re trying to move,” the Erie Police Department said in statement after the city declared a “snow emergency” on Tuesday, imploring people to stay off the streets.
By Tuesday evening, meteorologists had counted at least seven different city and state records broken by the storm.
The 34 inches (0.86 meters) that fell on Christmas Day alone was a new record for any single day in Erie, handily beating the 20-inch record set back in 1956, the National Weather Service said.
And the storm broke a 59-year-old record for two-day snowfall recorded anywhere in Pennsylvania, totaling 58 inches when Tuesday’s barrage was added and beating the 44-inch record set in Morgantown in 1958.
Another two to four inches of snow were forecast for Wednesday, with up to 6 inches in some places.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
December 27th, 2017
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