Very Cold Nights For Texas And The South

Written by on January 22, 2014 in NatGasWeather - No comments

 Cold Nights In Store For The South

 

This next cold blast will be the most effective of the series at pushing through the southern Plains and deep into Texas.  Overnight lows the coming few nights will be in the single digits and teens for Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas and Arkansas.  This could lead to some minor wellhead or production issues, but the period of cold will be relatively brief before a decent warm up takes place early this weekend.  A hard freeze is also expected the coming nights for much of the Gulf Coast, including northern Florida.  High nat gas and heating demand will continue for much of the nation as many of the highest use states experience below normal temperatures.  The relentless cold over the Midwest and Northeast, where readings have been below zero or into the singled digits.  The central and eastern US won’t have to wait too much longer before conditions start moderating, as a much milder, but very active weather pattern sets up.

 

The next even colder reinforcing shot of cold air will sweep through the Plains and deep into the South.  Lows of 20s are expected for northern Florida.

The next even colder reinforcing shot of cold air will sweep through the Plains and deep into the South. Lows in the 20s are expected for northern Florida.

 

Zooming in on the south-central US shows some very cold temperatures dropping down the Plains and deep into the South.  Temperatures this cold could lead to some minor freeze and wellhead issues with single digit to teen readings.  However, we would like to see the daytime highs fail to get out of the 20s for several days for it to become a bigger problem, and we don't see that happening.

Zooming in on the south-central US shows some very cold temperatures dropping down the Plains and deep into the South. Temperatures this cold could lead to some minor freeze and wellhead issues with single digit to teen readings. However, we would like to see the daytime highs fail to get out of the 20s for several days for it to become a bigger problem, and we don’t see that happening. Top image is low temps  Thursday morning and the bottom is low temps Friday morning.

 

The image shows colder or wamer than normal condtions for the coming few days.  While the Plains will experience temperatures 10-20F colder than normal, the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic will see them closer to 20-30F colder than normal.  This will be the greatest area of coverage by cold anomalies for quite some time, even though there are still a few more fresh cold doses to come.

The image shows colder or warmer than normal conditions for the coming few days. While the Plains will experience temperatures 10-20F colder than normal, the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic will see them closer to 20-30F colder than normal. This will be the greatest area of coverage by cold anomalies for quite some time, even though there are still a few more fresh cold doses to come.

 

 

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