A timeline of last week’s record-breaking Brazos Valley cold snap | Latest Headlines


A timeline of last week’s record-breaking Brazos Valley cold snap | Latest Headlines

• The high in College Station was 31, which tied the city’s record for coldest high temperature, set in 1895.

Monday

• ERCOT begins rolling power outages at 1:25 a.m. as almost 34,000 megawatts of power are forced off the system. Local utility companies tried to keep rolling outages to 15-45 minutes, but some outages lasted three or more hours.

• Brazos Center vaccine hub closes for the week and reschedules all appointments for next week because of winter weather.

• College Station’s high temperature was 19, which set a new record for coldest high temperature. The previous record for the day was 35 in 1951.

• Snowfall from Sunday and Monday amounted between 2.5 and 7 inches in the area, with snowdrifts over a foot.

• Winter storm warning extended through Thursday morning as second winter storm approaches.

Tuesday

• Temperatures dipped to the single digits throughout the area, including 5 degrees recorded at Easterwood Airport — just one degree warmer than the record low for the day set in 1899.

• Brazos Valley lawmakers State Rep. John Raney and State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst say Texas’ electrical grid is inadequate and must be fixed. They add the state had deployed an assortment of resources to help amid winter weather conditions and power outages.


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