Veterans Day beginning to look a lot like Christmas as cold sweeps nation; freeze coming to Florida
Added 11-11-19 04:04:02pm EST - “A wintry weather pattern was rolling across a wide swath of the nation, threatening to break hundreds of records and a freeze as far south as Alabama.” - News.yahoo.com
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A wintry weather pattern that brought single-digit temperatures and more than a foot of snow to parts of the Upper Midwest was rolling across a wide swath of the nation Monday, threatening to break hundreds of records and bring a deep freeze as far south as Florida.
"The coldest surge of arctic air so far this season will bring widespread record low temperatures for much of the central and eastern U.S. even down to the Gulf Coast," said Kwan-Yin Kong, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center.
More than 300 daily records could fall through Thursday, the weather service said. Houston's record low for Tuesday, 29 degrees, was set 113 years ago. The forecast for Tuesday called for 27 degrees. Nashville's record of 18 degrees for Tuesday, set in 1911, was imperiled with a forecast of 16 degrees.
AccuWeather meteorologist Tyler Roys said many forecasts call for breaking records by just a degree or two, so it was not clear how many would actually fall.
"The total will be closer to hundreds of records than a handful," Roys told USA TODAY. "In some places we will smash them, in others we will tie them, in other places we might just fall short. But it will be cold."
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