Record-breaking cold in Ely, Minnesota – and Texas

Record-breaking cold in Ely, Minnesota - and Texas

The first-ever wind chill warnings have been issued for Texas.

Texas just isn’t south enough, this time around, to escape old man winter. Arctic air plunges as far south as Houston after several inches of snow fell through north Texas over the weekend. The storm produced 6 inches of snowfall in Oklahoma City, with drifts of 2 to 4 feet.

Check out snowfall totals across the country here.

In Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport picked up 4 inches of snowfall in the storm. Parts of the Austin and San Antonio areas have seen 4 to 5 inches of snow. Icy roads led to accidents and road closures. Millions are left without power as record cold continues to set in.

The major storm is tracking out of the south into the Midwest and later hitting the northeast early this week. The storm will produce not only widespread snow, but also damaging ice.

Meanwhile, back home in Minnesota, we set a new daily state record low from over the weekend in Ely: -50 on Feb. 13. Hang in there, Minnesotans. While wild wicked weather continues to impact the country, we are not alone. Plus, the spring equinox is only about a month away!

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