Brutal Arctic Blast Headed Toward Texas But Will It Stay For Christmas?
22 months after the last brutal arctic blast hit Texas and sent temperatures into the single digits for a week. So, will the one headed toward Texas this week be as brutal as that one was?
According to Yahoo, Temperatures are expected to fall into the range that they did back in February 2021 later this week. But no snow is expected, only bitterly cold temperatures.
Dallas is expected to have a low plunging down to 8 degrees this week while Houston is forecast to get down to 18 degrees.
Temperatures here in the Basin are also expected to be in the single digits prompting a Texas regulator to warn the oil industry to "secure all personnel, equipment, and facilities."
Forecasts are not expecting the weather to get as bad as it did in February 2021, but Tom Kines, a meteorologist with AccuWeather Inc., says it will get close to that, and records set back in 1983 could be broken.
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation is a commission that assesses blackout risks and warns that the extreme weather this week could put major stresses on the Texas power grid.
But ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, is prepared for the power demand and expects it to peak at or around December 22, 2022.
The grid is still under scrutiny almost 2 years after more than 700 Texans lost their lives in a blackout that decimated the power grid similar to the one forecast for this week.
So hunker down and prepare for the worst, we have seen this movie before and the ending in 2021 was a tragic one and we are hoping this week will not be a repeat of that week.