Forecasts were confirmed! The hottest Christmas in the south-central USA in history!
About untraditional winter US heatwaves and storm rounds with tornado outbreaks we were writing in many articles with anomalous winter heatwave (according to the newest information, 95°F / +35°C was measured at the Christmas 2021 in Rio Grande, Texas) and severe storm rounds with tornado outbreaks /https://mkweather.com/the-warmest-christmas-in-history-the-usa-hit-tropical-heatwaves-farms-and-ranches-in-texas-are-in-fire/; https://mkweather.com/after-the-christmas-heatwave-the-next-possible-tornado-outbreak-in-the-usa-between-28-31-december-2021/; https://mkweather.com/breaking-ef4-tornado-in-kentucky-killed-50-people-it-was-historic-winter-supercell/; https://mkweather.com/record-heatwaves-the-strongest-storms-since-2004-and-the-next-tornado-outbreak-december-in-the-usa/; https://mkweather.com/the-first-december-tornado-outbreak-in-minnesota-in-all-time-history-7-tornadoes-caused-damages/; https://mkweather.com/chicago-with-the-latest-first-snowfall-in-history//.
Currently, extreme Christmas heatwave in the central and eastern USA is peaking, with record-breaking temperatures across US states.
The warmest was in Rio Grande, Texas, 95°F / +35°C, or on the border with Mexico, where automatic NWS station recorded anomalous 96°F / +36°C (Tweet below).
Tropical weather with wildfires is bothering Oklahoma, too (Oklahoma and Texas were hit by wildfires the most), where 86°F / +30°C was observed.
In Louisiana and Mississippi, 82°F / +28°C, in Arkansas 81°F / +27°C, in Alabama, Missouri 79°F / +26°C, in Georgia 78°F / +25,5°C and in Tennessee , still summer 77°F / +25°C, was according to /https://twitter.com/extremetemps/ measured.
Extremely warm was in northern US states, too. Illinois reported 75°F / +24°C (similarly such as North Carolina, but above Mid-Atlantic, the peak of the heatwave is only forecast), Indiana and Ohio 72°F / +22°C.
Meanwhile, western, central Canada, and northern and northwestern USA experience with extremely cold Christmas.
Between hot air masses in the southeast and cold in the northwest of the continent, a sharp frontal boundary is creating, with a possibility of the next powerful storm round, with a possible tornado outbreak above Midwest / Southeast /https://mkweather.com/after-the-christmas-heatwave-the-next-possible-tornado-outbreak-in-the-usa-between-28-31-december-2021//.
Anomalously warm air will be shifting until the end of the year 2021 eastward and southward and around Sylvester should stay hot mainly Florida.
Many Americans therefore during Christmas spent time outdoor, only in T-shirts and practicing summer activities.
Winter is forecast to return until New Year, therefore, if you are enjoying this type of weather, don´t forget to use the next few days for residence outdoor.