Jan 18, 2018

Winter storm claims 10 lives across the US South

Alabama
USA
by
The Watchers
Photo: The Watchers
Photo: The Watchers

At least 10 people have died across the US South over the past couple of days as Winter Storm Inga brought snow, ice and some record-breaking cold to the region. Numerous runways and highways were closed, as well as schools and government offices. Highs across the Deep South will still be 5 - 11 °C (10 to 20 °F) below average today, but are expected to be near to above average on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Temperatures dropped to record lows overnight Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in several places in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. New Orleans, for example, recorded -6 °C ( 21 °F) before dawn Wednesday, breaking the city's record low of -5 °C (23 °F) set on January 17, 1977.

As of Wednesday evening (local time), Teer, North Carolina received 30.5 cm (12 inches) of snow, Murray, Kentucky had 22.8 cm (9 inches), Omaha, Arkansas 21.6 cm (8.5 inches), Dover and Paris in Tennessee 17.8 cm (7 inches), Wellford, South Carolina 11.4 cm (4.5 inches), Waverly, Alabama received 10.1 cm (4 inches), Hughes Springs, Texas 8.6 cm (3.4 inches), Delhi, Louisiana 7.8 cm (3.1 inches), and Tylertown, Mississippi 7.6 cm (3 inches).