Winter Weather Impacts Nation
Written by Andrew-Rossi on January 3, 2018
The Big Horn Basin will be experiencing above-average temperatures for this time of year, after almost two weeks of bone-chilling cold.
However, the bitter cold gripping much of the rest of the nation is breaking century-old records and is being blamed on several deaths. The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories and freeze warnings yesterday covering a vast area from South Texas to Canada and from Montana through New England.
Authorities opened warming shelters in the South as temperatures dipped notably close to zero in Alabama and Georgia. And in Aberdeen, South Dakota, the mercury dropped to a record-breaking minus 32. The city’s previous New Year’s Day record had stood for 99 years.
The bitterly cold temperatures are causing troubles all over the U.S., including in an Iowa city where the water tower froze. The cold is blamed for at least nine deaths in the past week.