Brutally Cold Winter Storm Coming In Late This Weekend
Get ready for another winter storm.
This one will bring Brutal arctic cold not felt here for years.
This system comes in Saturday night and Sunday with snow or rain changing to
Then the brutal arctic cold comes in Sunday night and Monday.
We are talking about temperatures going below freezing Sunday night and staying below freezing for the rest of the week. And not just below freezing, but way below!
High temperatures on Monday and Tuesday, the coldest days of the week, are forecast in the single digits and teens.
Low temperatures during this time will be near zero or even in the negative numbers.
Add a little wind to these temperatures on Monday and Tuesday and you have wind chill readings from minus 10 to minus 20 at times.
A look at the record books shows you have to go back to the winter of 1995-1996 for cold of this magnitude.
Storm reports reveal a historical perspective that we would do well to remember this time around...so let`s look back at some of the things that happened then when a similar system hit the area:
*Scores of people were dealing with dead car batteries
*Numerous water lines burst...both in homes and even main town
*Overworked furnaces resulted in outages
*Natural gas shortages were reported due to dwindling supplies
from prolonged cold and the freezing up of gas wells in some
*Local power companies set all time usage highs
*House fires resulted as some tried to thaw their pipes
*Ice jams on rivers caused barge traffic to back up and even caused the Mississippi River to rise further south downstream. When the ice broke days later, many barges broke off their moorings and had to be rounded up by the coast guard. In addition, river navigational aids were displaced or damaged by