One year ago this week, arctic air plunged into the Central United States, producing icy conditions and pushing temperatures down to levels that some places had not seen in a decade.
Texas was among the hardest-hit states by the deep freeze. At one point, the entire state of Texas was under a Winter Storm Warning.
The mercury fell into the teens deep into the Lone Star State, and the National Weather Service Office in Houston issued its first-ever Wind Chill Warning.
The frigid temps caused equipment to freeze at many of the power plants in Texas. The deficit in electricity generation led to blackouts, leaving some people without a way to keep their homes heated for days. Pipes burst across cities and left homes without water.
More than 200 people died because of the historic cold.
Join FOX Weather this weekend for a special program as we look back on the historic winter weather event. From the meteorologists who initially stared in disbelief at the forecasted temperatures, then became the lifeline to critical information, to the first responders tasked with keeping everyone safe amid the dangerous chill, to the power companies dealing with an unprecedented situation and the knowledge that the much of the electrical grid was just minutes away from a catastrophic shutdown.
Watch "FOX Weather Reports: Power & Ice: The Texas Blackouts" Saturday at Noon Eastern.