Deep Freeze Leads to Power Outages, Hazardous Roads Throughout U.S.

Four homeless people died of hypothermia in California

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Temperatures are dropping as a major ice storm causes power outages and road hazards across the country.

Four homeless people died of hypothermia in California, while more than 100,000 people in Dallas and about 7,000 in Oklahoma were without power on Saturday, CBS News reports. Icy conditions have even led to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport canceling more than 1,000 flights, stranding about 3,330 passengers overnight, the airport said.

The Dallas Marathon, schedule for Sunday, and the St. Jude Memphis Marathon have also been canceled.

At least 7 in. (17.8 cm) of snow dumped on northeastern Arkansas and Missouri, while up to 9 in. (22.9 cm) fell on parts of Indiana, according to the National Weather Service. A wind-chill advisory between 0ºF (–17.8ºC) and –5ºF (–20.6ºC) is in effect for both Arkansas and Missouri.

[CBS]

5 comments
sallyedelstein
sallyedelstein

We have grown accustomed to the wall to wall coverage of the weather especially during severe storms. But long before computer technology and 24/7 weather channels, TV weather reporting was pretty primitive relying on paper maps, pins,plexiglass and markers. Take an illustrated  look back at a time when mid century TV weather was broadcast by a bunch of silly clowns, puppets and cartoons. http://wp.me/p2qifI-PA

TenaciousJim
TenaciousJim

Global Cooling is terrible, ooops I meant Global Warming, ooops, I meant Global Climate Change.

Inframan
Inframan

To exclude any kind of anomal thing we must change our strategy of energy sources as soon as possible use the alternative energy sources and the solar energy for our future and our childrens.

http://www.power-gain.com/

TomFrauenshuh
TomFrauenshuh

There is an ice storm and you are proposing that alternative energy sources will prevent ice storms. What are you talking about?

CarlLegg
CarlLegg

Fossil energy generates hydrocarbons which raises atmospheric CO2 levels which can disrupt climate and weather (increasingly severe cold, hot, hurricane, etc.). Renewables generate less CO2. 

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