D.C. Activated his Cold Emergency Plan because Thanksgiving Day could be the coldest since 1996. Mother Nature forgot to thaw the weather. It is sunny and dry.
Much of the northeastern US will deep freeze on Thursday as some parts of the DC area are likely to reach low temperatures by Friday morning.
With peaks peaking just above freezing on Thursday, forecasters predict that the Capital Region has had the coldest Thanksgiving since 1996.
19659006] DC activated its cold weather emergency plan from Wednesday to dawn on Friday to provide the public with warmth shelters and homeless shelters. A Full List of Cold Weather Services and Assistance by D. C. Thursday is stormy and extreme cold coupled with a cold, northern wind may pose a potentially dangerous situation. There will be windlessness near Washington near Washington on Thursday night, and the National Weather Service (NWS) warns that frozen skin may be affected within minutes.
Maryland officials announced on Wednesday in Garrett County the death of a hypothermia evening – the state's first cold weather of the season. The officers urged travelers to pack cold weather kits including blankets, warm clothing, ice scrapers, food and water.
"Frostbite can happen in minutes, especially on the extremities like fingers, toes, nose and ears, which can affect any area of the exposed skin," says the NWS. "When you have to go out, try to cover every part of your body." For more information on cold weather safety, see the NWS.
Bitter cold air will flow through the area tonight. With stormy NW winds, it will feel like today in the early 20's, just like today. If you attend #Thanksgiving outdoor parties, be sure to bundle in layers to protect against the cold! https://t.co/3BbiA2uEB1 pic.twitter.com/k2TwdVwsub
– NWS DC / Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) November 22, 2018
Error in possible recording possible -shattering Low's is an explosion of arctic air that flows from Hudson Bay to southeastern Canada. This air mass led to mild temperatures on Wednesday evening before they froze and holds them there until a coastal storm on Saturday blasts the warmer air from the south.
"The culprit is a powerful Arctic cold front plowing through the area tonight," said NBC Washington meteorologist Steve Prinzivalli. "Although this does not cause any rain, it opens the gates for northern wind to the coldest It could be worse since – much worse – parts of the state of New York, New Hampshire and Vermont could reach temperatures of up to 10 degrees below zero – without Overall, it is the coldest Thanksgiving day on the East Coast for more than two decades.
Thanksgiving: Mostly sunny, but unusually cold and stormy, highs in the lows until the mid-30s.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Not so windy, but still freezing cold. Lows in the mid-20s with even colder temperatures in northern Maryland.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Cold, but not so stormy. Highs in the upper 30s to low 40s.
Saturday: Heavy rain at noon. More season with heights in the upper 40s to 50s. Gusts up to 40 km / h on the east coast possible.
Sunday: Cloudy early, late afternoon. Mild, with peaks near 60.
WTOPs Jennifer Ortiz, Will Vitka and ABC Radio contributed to this report.
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