More than 150 million Americans remain under winter weather-related warnings, including in Florida
The cold wave that hits the United States caused the cancellation of more than 3,000 flights throughout the country, 22 of them at Miami Airport.
Most of the suspended flights were destined for cities such as Texas, Dallas and Houston, which are among the most affected despite being in the south of the country, reported Infobae.
The cold snap has killed at least 11 people, while 4.3 million remain without power, including in southern states like Texas, with generally moderate temperatures.
The National Weather Service (NWS) warned of a “vast and unprecedented area of dangerous winter conditions” from the east coast to the west.
As a result, more than 150 million Americans remain under warnings related to winter weather, including in Florida, where a tornado watch was issued over the weekend due to the presence of cold currents from the Northwest.
In addition to Texas, other states such as Alabama, Oklahoma, Kansas and Mississippi and Oregon have been affected and around 300,000 people remain without electricity, for which a state of emergency has been declared.
“This spectacular cold wave that hit the continental US is linked to the combination of an Arctic anticyclone that transports subzero temperatures and a very active depression with waves of precipitation,” noted the NWS.
In the center of the country, temperatures already hit record highs over the weekend of minus 45 degrees Celsius in parts of Minnesota, one of the coldest states in the US.
It is estimated that temperatures could fall well below seasonal averages in the central and southern plains of the country.
Meanwhile, Florida continues to be on alert for the presence of cold currents and freezing rains, which could continue to affect air traffic.