Record low temperatures were recorded in 21 American cities.
In the cities of Lincoln and Hastings in Nebraska, temperatures dropped to -35 and -34 degrees. Previous records were more than forty years ago, and then in these cities it was almost 20 degrees warmer (-18 and -13 degrees). In Sioux City in Iowa, the temperature reached -33 degrees, the record value before that was recorded in 1936. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the US National Meteorological Service.
In some cities, records were broken, which were held for more than a century: in the city of Topeka in Kansas, the temperature was almost -27 degrees (the previous record was set in 1903). It got very cold even in Texas: in San Antonio and Corpus Christi, the temperature dropped to -11 and almost -13 degrees (records were broken in 1895). In just a week, more than two thousand temperature records were set.
Bad weather and snow in Texas and other states have caused a host of problems, including massive power outages. Freezing temperatures and snowstorms have brought down hundreds of businesses. At least 15 people became victims of bad weather.