FAST FIVE: "Incredibly Harsh Arctic Airmass" Set To Plunge Half Of US Into Record Cold

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“Incredibly Harsh Arctic Airmass” Set To Plunge Half Of US Into Record Cold Earlier this week, Ed Vallee, head meteorologist at Empire Weather, said several blasts of Arctic air would roll into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions this week and early next week.  The first round of cold air has arrived, and it's absolutely freezing in the Northeast.  Vallee said the first round of cold air is an appetizer for what's to come early next week.

As a strong cold front moves through the Plains and Midwest Monday into Tuesday, temperatures will average 20-30°F below normal, leading to potential record cold high temperatures only in the 10s and 20s.

#Natgas $ung #harvest19 – Ed Vallee | Empire Weather LLC (@EdValleeWx) November 5, 2019 High temperatures on Monday could be in the teens for much of the Midwest and areas around the Great Lakes.  Vallee said daily high temperatures for some regions in the Midwest to the East Coast could set cold records on Monday through Wednesday.

By Monday, the brutal cold front reaches Texas with a good portion of the central Lower 48 experiencing freezing, record cold temperatures.

ECMWF 12z update ( – Ryan (@RyanMaue) November 7, 2019 Vallee warned that a winter storm could develop across the central Plains early next week, which would likely paralyze major highways and disrupt trucking routes.

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