The coldest air in almost 20 years is sweeping over the central U.S. toward the East Coast, threatening to topple temperature records, ignite energy demand and damage Great Plains winter wheat.
Tropical Storm Don is expected to make landfall in southeastern Texas late today and has already shown signs of weakening, according to forecasters.
Tropical Storm Don is expected to make landfall in Texas in about 18 hours and quickly lose strength, dissipating completely in two days, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
A week-long blast of Arctic air promises to grip the U.S. Midwest and Northeast next week, sending temperatures below freezing from Chicago to New York City and boosting energy demand.
Canadian natural gas declined as traders sold contracts after U.S. prices reached a nine-month high.
"Strong cold penetrating the Eastern half of the U.S. this weekend will drive a sharp rise in energy demand, with colder-than-normal conditions likely to last through much of Thanksgiving week."
- Bob Haas on Nov 19, 2013
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