jueves, 4 de enero de 2018

Nevadas históricas en EEUU: Más de 40 estados con temperaturas de 20 grados bajo cero (FOTOS)

People walk in Times Square during a winter storm in Manhattan in New York, U.S., January 4, 2018.  REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
People walk in Times Square during a winter storm in Manhattan in New York, U.S., January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
Las condiciones extremas de frío están en su jornada más intensa. El alcalde de Nueva York advirtió que la tormenta es “muy peligrosa” y varios gobernadores pidieron no salir de las casas ni conducir vehículos


A la espera del cambio de condiciones que convertirían las tormentas en un ciclón bomba invernal con fuerza de huracán, numerosas localidades estadounidenses ya sufrieron fuertes nevadas que alcanzaron niveles históricos.
Al menos 17 muertes ya fueron atribuidas a las bajas temperaturas que durante días se han apoderado de una franja de Estados Unidos que va de Texas a la región de Nueva Inglaterra.
La ola de frío polar ya puso a más de 40 estados del país con temperaturas de -20º celsius y obligó la cancelación de miles de vuelos.
En Savannah, Georgia, la nieve cubrió las exuberantes plazas del centro de la ciudad y se acumuló en las ramas de los robustos robles por primera vez en casi ocho años. Una gran cantidad de coches y camiones se han quedado atrapado en las carreteras de la zona, donde han declarado el estado de emergencia.
Tallahassee, la capital de Florida, amaneció el miércoles con 2,5 milímetros de nieve, la primera medición significativa desde 1989, según el Weather Channel. Aunque las temperaturas no se pueden comparar con las que se están registrando más al norte, para los floridanos, que prácticamente no conocen más frío que el del aire acondicionado ni están preparados para soportarlo, las que marcan los termómetros en algunas zonas del estado (entre 4,4 y -1,1 grados Celsius) asustan.
Las alertas de tormenta invernal están vigente desde la región del parque nacional Big Bend, en la Costa del Golfo de Florida, hasta el norte del país en la costa del Atlántico. Los meteorólogos indicaron que los vientos huracanados que azotaban a la región podrían generar oleaje de hasta siete metros.
“La tormenta se está intensificando rápidamente en Carolina del Norte”, advirtió este jueves el Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (NWS, por sus siglas en inglés). Según detallaron, el fenómeno bajó 24 milibares en solo siete horas, lo que es una velocidad “muy rara” para una tormenta, ya que el plazo para ese descenso suele ser de al menos 24 horas.
En Charleston (Carolina del Sur), la nieve superó los 10 centímetros, convirtiéndose en el tercer mayor registro histórico para la ciudad, cuyo récord fue en 1938. “No conduzcas si no tienes que hacerlo, sólo si es absolutamente necesario”, pidió el gobernador Henry McMaster.
En tanto, las autoridades de Nueva York anunciaron medidas especiales. “Nos está llegando una fuerte tormenta, con condiciones muy peligrosas”, afirmó el alcalde de la ciudad, Bill de Blasio. Las previsiones meteorológicas indican que el impacto más fuerte se sentirá en Long Island, al este de Manhattan, y en partes de la costa de los estados vecinos de Nueva Jersey y Connecticut. En principio, el máximo de nieve que caerá llega a 30 centímetros en algunas zonas, aunque las proyecciones pueden cambiar rápidamente.
El gélido cóctel invernal podría causar grandes cortes de electricidad y helar la superficie de las carreteras, complicando la movilidad de millones de estadounidenses, informó el NWS en una serie de advertencias.
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A man walks through the empty lobby of Ronald Reagan airport, near Washington, DC, early January 4, 2018 as winter storm Grayson sets in on the East Coast. The National Weather Service said the rapidly deepening area of low pressure off Florida's east coast will move northeastward bringing snow to the southern mid-Atlantic coast and then to New England as it moves towards the Canadian Maritimes by Friday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel SLIM / ?The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Daniel SLIM has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Byline should read "Daniel SLIM] instead of [Eva Hambach]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.?
A departure board at Ronald Reagan airport, near Washington, DC, posts several cancelled flights early January 4, 2018 as winter storm Grayson sets in on the East Coast. The National Weather Service said the rapidly deepening area of low pressure off Florida's east coast will move northeastward bringing snow to the southern mid-Atlantic coast and then to New England as it moves towards the Canadian Maritimes by Friday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel SLIM
A departure board at Ronald Reagan airport, near Washington, DC, posts several cancelled flights early January 4, 2018 as winter storm Grayson sets in on the East Coast.
The National Weather Service said the rapidly deepening area of low pressure off Florida’s east coast will move northeastward bringing snow to the southern mid-Atlantic coast and then to New England as it moves towards the Canadian Maritimes by Friday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel SLIM
A Delta Airbus waits as it is de-iced at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on January 4, 2018 near Washington,DC. The US National Weather Service warned that a major winter storm would bring heavy snow and ice, from Florida in the southeast up to New England and the Northeast on Wednesday and Thursday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel SLIM
A Delta Airbus waits as it is de-iced at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on January 4, 2018 near Washington,DC.
The US National Weather Service warned that a major winter storm would bring heavy snow and ice, from Florida in the southeast up to New England and the Northeast on Wednesday and Thursday.
/ AFP PHOTO / Daniel SLIM
Peatones se detienen a mirar la fuente congelada Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial en Nueva York, Enero 3, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Peatones se detienen a mirar la fuente congelada Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial en Nueva York, Enero 3, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Ahead of an incoming winter snow storm, a Jet Blue flight waits to take off from Logan International Airport next to the frozen waters of the Atlantic Ocean harbour between Winthrop and Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., January 3, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Ahead of an incoming winter snow storm, a Jet Blue flight waits to take off from Logan International Airport next to the frozen waters of the Atlantic Ocean harbour between Winthrop and Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., January 3, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Tourists walk in Times Square during a winter storm in Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
Tourists walk in Times Square during a winter storm in Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
People walk in Times Square during a winter storm in Manhattan in New York, U.S., January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
People walk in Times Square during a winter storm in Manhattan in New York, U.S., January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
A worker dumps road salt during a snowstorm in Times Square in Manhattan, in New York, U.S., January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
A worker dumps road salt during a snowstorm in Times Square in Manhattan, in New York, U.S., January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
A man walks down the stairs during a blizzard to board the Long Island Railroad in Port Washington, New York, U.S. January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A man walks down the stairs during a blizzard to board the Long Island Railroad in Port Washington, New York, U.S. January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
People walk during a blizzard to board the Long Island Railroad in Port Washington, New York, U.S. January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
People walk during a blizzard to board the Long Island Railroad in Port Washington, New York, U.S. January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A car is seen covered in snow in Long Beach, New York, U.S. January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A car is seen covered in snow in Long Beach, New York, U.S. January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A man walks during a blizzard to board the Long Island Railroad in Port Washington, New York, U.S. January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A man walks during a blizzard to board the Long Island Railroad in Port Washington, New York, U.S. January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A woman walks in Times Square during a winter storm in Manhattan, New York, U.S. January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
A woman walks in Times Square during a winter storm in Manhattan, New York, U.S. January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
A woman walks in Times Square during a winter storm in Manhattan, New York, U.S. January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
A woman walks in Times Square during a winter storm in Manhattan, New York, U.S. January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

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