Every State Hit with Below Freezing Temperatures in Late November, Heavy Snow Common

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All 50 states reported temperatures that were at or below freezing on Wednesday [November 29] morning, reported Fox News.

More than 200 million Americans lived in areas experiencing below freezing temperatures on November 29, with temperatures and wind chills setting records across the country.

Below freezing temperatures were common, but even in areas where temperatures weren’t below freezing, or only briefly touched the freezing mark, temperatures were 10 degrees below the seasonal average for almost the entire country, including in the southern United States, for instance in, Dallas/Fort Worth, Jackson, Mississippi,  and in Charlotte, North Carolina. Chicago experienced well below normal November temperatures from Monday November 27 through Wednesday November 29.

“The coldest night of the season is ahead—colder even than Monday morning’s 24-deg low which tied for the season’s coldest to date,” reported WGN-9’s Tom Skilling. “Monday’s 28-deg high ranks among the coldest 5% of November 27’s of the past 153 years

“In fact, only 7 of the past 153 November 27s have been colder than today’s 28—-a high temps which comes in 15-deg below normal,” Skilling continued. “By morning, temps will dip to 15-deg at O’Hare with a few colder inland temps dropping as low as 7 or 8-degrees.”

These temperatures are more typical of January and February in Chicago, instead of November.

The widespread arctic blast delivered heavy snow, along with the cold, to many cities and towns in the interior of the Northeastern United States and bordering the Great Lakes.

“Significant winter weather hit communities across the interior Northeast on Wednesday morning, causing at least one fatal road accident,” NBC News said. “As expected, more than 40 inches of snow fell over the past two days over parts of the Great Lakes and interior Northeast in the first significant lake-effect snow event of the season.

“The heaviest snowfall was recorded at Constableville, New York, where 42.7 inches landed,” reported NBC News.

The severe winter weather continued in parts of the United States through the beginning of December. The National Weather Service issued “Winter Storm Warnings” for eight Western U.S. states on December 1.

Reporting on the severe winter weather, Newsweek wrote, “[h]eavy snow is forecast across parts of Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming in the coming days as winter weather is ‘off to a fast start’ across much of the Northwest, Great Basin, and Rockies, meteorologists have said.”

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