This morning many of us woke to much colder temperatures than normal. Fifteen states from Tennessee to Maine are under winter storm warnings or winter weather advisories. More than 70 million people could see accumulated snow from Colorado to Maine. A quick moving storm moved from the Midwest causing problems for commuters across the area.
The arctic air that will invade the East coast Tuesday night, and record low temperatures that are expected for the North and Southeast Wednesday morning. The windchill is forecast to reach 4 degrees in Boston, 12 degrees in New York City and 21 degrees in Atlanta. The heaviest snow is expected to fall from New England to the Great Lakes, anticipating more than a foot of snow to fall in some locations.
Last night around 8:00 p.m. almost 1,300 flights arriving/departing O’hare and Midway were canceled due to the weather conditions. All about but around 100 of the cancellations were from O’hare. With light snow and little visibility of less than a mile, wind gusts of 30 miles per hour and temperatures of 23 degrees Fahrenheit were cause for cancellations at both airports.
Electricity cost have also increased since the arctic blast hit. Boston jumped up 20% from Monday’s high to $53.72 a megawatt-hour. In Texas, they are also facing colder temperatures. Power prices will peak $212.18 a megawatt-hour ending at 7:00 a.m. A gain from Monday’s peak hourly price of $30.17.
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