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Winter is here

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That Arctic winter weather is already wreaking havoc in some parts of the US and Mexico. About 70% of the country will experience record-breaking temperatures. Places from Chicago to parts of Tennessee are already being buried under unseasonable amounts of snow, and if you have travel plans in the areas affected, you may want to think twice.

More than 1200 flights were canceled at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, and an America Eagle flight slid off the runway — with no injuries — due to icy conditions. Snow and ice will continue to create dangerous travel conditions in the Plains, Midwest and Northeast today.

All of that cold air is due to hit the south today as well. If you live in places like Georgia and even Florida, a fairly seasonable start to the day could end with teeth-chattering temperatures.



The entry of the first winter storm of the season will generate a strong drop in temperature, strong winds, rains of different intensity, as well as the possible fall of freezing rain.

According to the National Meteorological Service (SMN), the intense cold front number 12 and its polar air mass will enter quickly through the north and northeast of Mexico and, in interaction with the cold core vortex will originate the first winter storm of the season.

The agency explained that they estimate minimum temperatures of -5 to 0 degrees Celsius and frost in the mountains of Chihuahua and Durango, as well as values of 0 to 5 degrees Celsius in the mountains of Baja California, Sonora, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, Michoacan, State of Mexico, Puebla, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Oaxaca.

Optimal conditions for the fall of freezing rain or sleet, during Tuesday, in the mountainous zones of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León and Durango.


In terms of rainfall, the National Meteorological Service (SMN), forecasts that there will be intense rainfall in Tamaulipas, Puebla and Veracruz, and very heavy rainfall in regions of Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo and Querétaro.

Strong local rains in Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Sinaloa, Durango and Tlaxcala, and intervals of rain in Baja California Sur, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Zacatecas, Michoacán, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Estado de México, Ciudad de México, Morelos, Chiapas, Tabasco, Yucatán and Quintana Roo, and isolated rains in Campeche.


The Yucatan Times

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