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NOLA has one of the Coldest Mardi Gras Ever

AccuWeather.com

AccuWeather.com

It was a cold, wet day for Mardi Gras participants in New Orleans Tuesday.

The high temperature hit 39 degrees for the Big Easy, more than 20 degrees below the date’s average temperature of 69 degrees. It will rests at the coldest high temperature on record for a Mardi Gras, which was 39 degrees on Feb. 14, 1899.
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Texas Power Grid pushed to the Edge

TFP

TFP

The state’s main power grid narrowly avoided outages on Monday after several power plants failed as electricity demand soared in response to the coldest weather in two years.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which manages the power grid that serves most of Texas, briefly issued an Energy Emergency Alert 2 early Monday morning, the last step before rotating power outages would be implemented. ERCOT canceled the warning about possible outages shortly after 9:30 a.m.
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Most Dangerous Temps in Decades push across US

AP

AP

The coldest, most dangerous blast of polar air in decades gripped the Midwest and pushed toward the East and South on Monday, closing schools and day care centers, grounding flights and forcing people to pull their hoods and scarves tight to protect exposed skin from nearly instant frostbite.

Many across the nation’s midsection went into virtual hibernation, while others dared to venture out in temperatures that plunged well below zero.
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Historic Freeze could break Temp Records

AP

AP

The deep freeze expected soon in the Midwest, New England and even the South will be one to remember, with potential record-low temperatures heightening fears of frostbite and hypothermia.

It hasn’t been this cold for decades – 20 years in Washington, D.C., 18 years in Milwaukee, 15 in Missouri – even in the Midwest, where bundling up is second nature. Weather Bell meteorologist Ryan Maue said, “If you’re under 40 (years old), you’ve not seen this stuff before.”
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