Cold Christmas in Miami: how the bomb cyclone that hits the US will impact

The thermal sensation in Miami is 6°C, Miami Beach (Photo: Opy Morales)

Miami It is characterized for being a tropical city in USA, with warm temperatures throughout the year, which makes it one of the touristic destinations more attractive for locals and foreigners looking to spend a few days at the beach.

However, in this Christmas season this will not be the case since, due to the very low temperatures that are hitting the country, as a consequence of a cyclone bomb that you have proved heavy snowfall In a large part of the United States, this weekend the city of Maimi will be affected by the intense storm.

The beaches of Miami, unpopulated (Photo: Opy Morles)
The beaches of Miami, unpopulated (Photo: Opy Morles)

This Saturday theMagic City”, dawned with temperatures reaching 8°C, while the highs would be in the medium and low range of 13°C and during the night the temperature would drop back to 9° and 8°C, so Miami residents will receive the Good night with coats.

Although it is not expected that it can snow in the city, it is very likely that there will be rain during the afternoon that will keep temperatures low throughout the weekend in the south of the Florida.

The great storm that is affecting a good part of the United States caused this Friday hundreds of delays and numerous flight cancellations in it Miami International Airport (MIA) and the one of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywoodthe two largest in South Florida.

Miami Beach will experience one of the coldest Christmases in its history (photo: Opy Morales)
Miami Beach will experience one of the coldest Christmases in its history (photo: Opy Morales)

The forecast for the transfer of passengers through the MIA during the main days of the Christmas season, from December 21 to January 6, 2023, will reach a record figure of 2.5 million passengers, 1.5 percent more than in the same period last year.

local media like NBC Miami reported today long lines of cars and large concentrations of passengers at the two aforementioned airports, on a day that experienced situations of chaos due to numerous delays and flight cancellations.

After noon today, 234 flights had been delayed and 41 were canceled at MIA, while at Fort Lauderdale, north of Miami, 192 flights were delayed and another 67 cancelled.

The storm drastically changed the usual temperature in the city (Photo: Opy Morles)
The storm drastically changed the city’s usual temperature (Photo: Opy Morles)

Likewise, the Waterparks from Orlando They will close due to low temperatures. Frost warnings are in place for the entire state of Florida.

Disney announced that his water park It will close from 23 to 25 December. The park will reopen on Monday, December 26, only if the temperature improves enough.

Volcano Bay will be closed for the entire weekend due to forecasted temperatures. While Aquatics it will also be closed the same season.

Unusually sheltered tourists in Miami Beach (Photo: Opy Morales)
Unusually sheltered tourists in Miami Beach (Photo: Opy Morales)

Miami is one of the most important cities in the United States, it is located in southern Florida, on the coast of Atlantic Ocean.

The climate in this American city is mainly tropical, with the monsoonal subtypewhich means that it is warm all year round, with a small dry season and a predominantly rainy season.

In July is when the hotter temperatureswhile in January is when the frosts arrive.

The heaviest rains in Miami they take place during the summer, while the dry season it is in winter.

Due to its geographical location, Miami constantly suffers from hurricaneswhose season regularly runs from June to November.

A driver scrapes snow from his car during a cold weather front as a weather phenomenon known as a bomb cyclone hits the country, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A driver scrapes snow from his car during a cold weather front as a weather phenomenon known as a bomb cyclone hits the country, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

A winter storm type “cyclone bomba” of a rare intensity whips USA this weekend, claiming the lives of at least 11 people, while one million US citizens remain without power.

In the North American country, closures of routes and airports have been reported, being forced to cancel almost seven thousand flights on the eve of Christmas.

Conditions are very dangerous for traffic, authorities warned.

It is estimated that the weather conditions will remain the same throughout the weekend, so it is very probable that Americans will spend the Christmas celebration sheltered in their homes due to the low temperatures.

Images show the heavy snowfall that plagues several cities in the country

Experts explain that, as of Sunday night, temperatures may begin to change, achieving moderation as of Monday.

Millions of people were expected to hit the roads and board flights for these Christmas and New Year holidaysmarking a return to the levels of mobility prior to the pandemic.

More than 1.5 million Americans were without power Friday, mostly in North and South Carolina, Connecticut, and Texasaccording to the specialized site

“Please take this storm extremely seriously,” the president urged last Thursday Joe Biden. “I encourage everyone (…) to listen to the warnings at the local level. It’s serious.”

the strong snowfall and the polar temperatures that hit USA nearly Christmas They are due to a meteorological phenomenon called “bomb cyclone” o “low pressure pump”, caused by a depression that intensifies very quickly, but whose historical intensity is due to a frigid arctic air.

A man uses a blower to clear snow
A man uses a blower to clear snow

This type of storm occurs only once in a “generation,” according to the United States National Weather Service in Buffalo.

We are facing a “historical cold hello”, he explained Cyrille Duchesnemeteorologist for the French television channel, Weather Channel.

With the presence of this storm several cold records have been broken: -53°C in western Canada, -38°C in Minnesotabut also, further south, where temperatures tend to be milder at this time of year, -13°C in Dallas and -8 °C in Houston.

The cause is a low pressure system, caused by a “powerful conflict between two air masses”, a very cold one from Arctic and the other tropical Gulf of Mexico.

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