Residents and tourists on Las Vegas’ famed Strip awoke Tuesday to find more than two-inches of snow blanketing Sin City; the worst winter storm to hit the region in more than a decade.
“The rare winter storm — which started Sunday night amid temperatures in the mid-20s—baffled residents and tourists, who in February usually enjoy 60-degree temperatures,” writes the NY Post. “Other nearby areas, including Highlands, Henderson, Centennial Hills and Boulder City, were hit with up to 4 inches of snow.”
— KSNV News 3 (@News3LV) February 18, 2019
Read the full story at the New York Post.
CLIMATE CONFUSION: Sen. Warren Says ‘Green New Deal’ Will Prevent Future ‘Polar Vortexes’
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren touted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ Green New Deal Thursday; saying the progressive proposal would help prevent future “polar vortexes” from occurring.
“Our children & grandchildren should grow up in a world where they can breathe the air & drink the water – and go outside without risking their lives in extreme temperatures. It’s time to protect our planet & pass a Green New Deal. #PolarVortex2019 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/31/us/weather-polar-vortex.html …” she tweeted.
Our children & grandchildren should grow up in a world where they can breathe the air & drink the water – and go outside without risking their lives in extreme temperatures. It’s time to protect our planet & pass a Green New Deal. #PolarVortex2019 https://t.co/JYnVrxMf1t
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 31, 2019
Cortez and other left-wing legislators are poised to introduce the Green New Deal in the coming days; calling for a complete transition to renewable energy in 10 years, a universal jobs program, and Medicare for All.
BUNDLE UP: ‘Real Feel’ Temperatures to Reach -70 DEGREES in Parts of US, Colder than Antarctica
A harsh polar vortex that formed over central Canada this week finally moved towards the Midwest and central United States Tuesday; sending temperatures to record lows and posing serious health dangers for millions of Americans and animals across the region.
“The coldest weather in years will put millions of people and animals throughout the midwestern United States at risk for hypothermia and frostbite to occur in minutes during the final days of January,” writes Accuweather.
“The deep freeze has commenced across the Upper Midwest with an AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature of 70 degrees below zero Fahrenheit reported at Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Tuesday morning,” adds the weather website.
In the beautiful Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded. In coming days, expected to get even colder. People can’t last outside even for minutes. What the hell is going on with Global Waming? Please come back fast, we need you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2019
Chicago is poised to reach a record-setting low of -27 degrees Thursday morning, compared to Priestley Glacier, Antarctica’s “warm” temperature of just 7 degrees below zero.
Read the full report at Accuweather.