Mexico: “Coldest winter in history, temperatures down to -17C, state of emergency is declared in 3/4 of states”


h/t Argiris Diamantis

January 31, 2016

Mexico has the coldest winter in history: There is snow, temperatures are down to -17 ° C and the state of emergency is declared in 24 of the 32 states.

Mexico comes from living his eighth winter storm season when just average, which already had 34 cold fronts, with snow and temperatures that dropped in some places up to -17 ° C, forcing the government to declare “extraordinary emergency” 24 the 32 states of the country.

While the storm Jonah was unleashed on the United States, in Mexico temperatures dropped to record lows, which was reflected not only the level of concern of the authorities, but also among the population turned for hours ConFríoYo the hashtag trending topic.
The National Meteorological System, has warned that the worst of winter may be yet to come and that temperatures will fall in the north, northeast, east and center of Mexico, by any measure.

More than 440 municipalities and assist their inhabitants.

The central government provided funds to enable different lines so that at least 446 municipalities receive food and shelter, to immediately begin to assist people in the most precarious situation. The situation is particularly worrying in the north, where the thermometer reached the -17 ° C mark. In Mexico City it snowed in January, a phenomenon not seen in the capital since 1967.
Regionally, the most affected are the northern states: Chihuahua, Coahuila, Sonora, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas, although significant frost and freeze municipalities of Puebla, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi and Veracruz are also recorded.

On the heights of the “Neovolcanic”, the mountain range that crosses Mexico and includes volcanoes Popocatepetl, Nevado de Toluca and Pico de Orizaba, snow dominated the landscape.
Forecasters say however that cold feeling that exists among the population is higher than usual due to the El Niño delayed entering long winter and when he arrived he was more intense than before.



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