Subfreezing temperatures extended southward as far as Florida on Sunday, keeping much of the United States in the grip of lethal Arctic weather.
At least 67 people have died across the United States this month due to winter storms; the majority of these victims died from hypothermia or were involved in car accidents.
The Tennessee Department of Health reports that at least 25 deaths have been attributed to the persistently chilly weather in the Volunteer State. At least 67 people have died across the United States this month due to winter storms; the majority of these victims died from hypothermia or were involved in car accidents.
Additionally, the National Weather Service warned that portions of Oklahoma and Kansas would be hazardous to travel in the later hours of Sunday due to freezing rain, sleet, and violent winds. In some areas, Iowa was hit by wind chills that made it feel like -7 degrees Celsius (-20 degrees Fahrenheit).
However, for some regions of the nation, the arrival of the cold snap that hit the United States on Friday was about to end. For instance, beginning Monday, it was predicted that the daily high temperatures in Des Moines, the capital of Iowa, would remain above freezing.
With temperatures expected to reach 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-7 degrees Celsius), winds about ten mph (16 kph), and a slight risk of snow showers, Buffalo Bills supporters in western New York were preparing for another home playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday evening. Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park was flooded with hundreds of individuals on Friday and Saturday who helped shovel snow out of the seats for the second week running. The pay was $20 per hour.
On Sunday, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office sent a request to spectators, asking them to refrain from trespassing on the new stadium’s construction site or throwing snowballs inside the stadium.
The Columbia River Gorge on the West Coast was predicted to see freezing rain and stay close to or below freezing until Sunday night. According to the National Weather Service, more ice could cause trees and electrical lines that are already covered to fall.