Winter weather live updates | Travel chaos, bitter cold

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College Park, Maryland — Frigid winds and blizzards are wreaking havoc on vacationers.

The US National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center calls it a “historic winter storm.” If you’re in the United States, there’s likely some winter weather in the forecast. ‘ said.

By numbers:

— 181 million people have a cold weather warning or advisory.

— More than 11 million people are on blizzard warnings.

— 58 million people face winter storm warnings.

— and more than 500,000 people have received ice storm warnings.


major progress

— Huge storms can intensify into ‘bomb cyclones’

— Migrants await possible asylum rule changes along the US-Mexico border as temperatures plummet

— The Air Force outperformed Baylor in the Frigid Armed Forces Bowl


Other development

New York — What is a “bomb cyclone” anyway?

The name comes from the weather term bombogenesis, which occurs when a rapidly developing storm intensifies rapidly and atmospheric pressure drops rapidly within 24 hours. Bombo Genesis creates a bomb cyclone.

It all started farther north as frigid air gathered on the snow-covered ground of the Arctic, according to Atlanta-area private meteorologist Ryan Maue.

Then the jet stream—the turbulent air currents in the middle and upper layers of the atmosphere—started pushing this cold pool into the United States.

As this arctic air pushes into the warm, moist air ahead, the system can rapidly develop into severe weather, including bomb cyclones.


CIUDA JUAREZ, MEXICO — A group of Venezuelan migrants sought refuge under blankets by a bonfire in a dirt alley by crumbling lightweight concrete walls in this city across the border from El Paso. did.

“We come from the[Venezuela]coast, where the sun is shining a lot and the cold is affecting us,” said Rafael Gonzalez, 22, from La Guayira on the Caribbean coast. “The shelters here are full.

He and others want to know if the United States will lift restrictions on immigrants seeking asylum at its borders.

Nearby, migrants from Venezuela and Central America sought refuge from the cold in a three-room, bedless shelter, lying shoulder-to-shoulder in blankets on the concrete floor.

The shelter has been gradually strengthened over the last few weeks by repairs to an abandoned building. This project is the work of Pastor Elias Rodriguez of Casa Nueva Vos. He was concerned about the emergence of small “tent cities” along the Rio Grande, without even running water.

“There are people outside building fires and people waiting by the door, because there’s only 135 spaces,” Rodriguez said.

“It’s so cold that when I go outside they say ‘please let me in’ and I don’t even have to find a place to sleep on the floor when there’s only standing room, so you’ll forgive me. Come in.” Come”


FORT WORTH, Texas — “The cold weather may be softening it,” Air Force coach Troy Calhoun said after the Falcons beat Baylor 30-15 Thursday night.

“I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything like that,” he said. It’s never in the United States Air Force Academy. But these guys are young men of heart and guts and fit and extraordinary. I am happy that they are fighting for our country. ”

Baylor officials said it was the coldest kickoff temperature in the history of the program, which is based about 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Dallas-Fort Worth in Waco.


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