Welcome to the Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather. It’s Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Start your day the right way with everything you need to know about today's weather. You can also get a quick briefing of national, regional and local weather whenever you like with the FOX Weather Update podcast.
Deadly ice storm begins another assault on Texas, South
An ice storm that has been blamed for the deaths of at least three people after coating Texas and the South in a treacherous glaze will reach its peak intensity Wednesday. According to the FOX Forecast Center, as much as a half-inch of ice is expected across a large swath of central and northern Texas, while up to a quarter-inch of ice is possible as far east as Nashville, Tennessee.
Some drivers who tried to navigate the ice-covered roads Tuesday found themselves slipping and sliding. Even pedestrians were having a hard time getting around, as FOX Weather multimedia journalist Robert Ray explains.
Things to know
- What makes an ice storm?
- Why bridges and overpasses freeze before roads
- Tips for driving in winter weather
- How to use a generator safely
New York City finally sees snow, ending 328-day snowless streak
It took until February, but New York City finally saw its first measurable snow of the season early Wednesday morning, ending a 328-day snowless streak that dated back to March 2022.
Until this winter, New Yorkers never had to wait this long to experience their first measurable snowfall of the season. The 50-year-old record for the latest first snow was initially broken Monday. In the winter of 1972-73, New York didn't get any measurable snow until Jan. 29, when 1.8 inches finally coated the "city that never sleeps" with its first snow.
The record books have now been rewritten, with Feb. 1, 2023, the new benchmark for New York City's latest first snow. Weather observers at Central Park's Belvedere Castle officially measured 0.4 inches of snowfall as of 6 a.m. EST Wednesday morning.
Big-time cold snap headed for Northeast this weekend
According to the FOX Forecast Center, some of the coldest air in years is headed for the Northeast this weekend. A dip in the jet stream that usually keeps the coldest-of-the-cold air bottled up around the North Pole will allow a blast of frigid air to slip into the region starting Friday. On top of that, howling winds will make things feel even colder.
- Look out for these astronomical events in February
- New image shows galaxies colliding, forming a giant galaxy cluster
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