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Extreme weather: temperatures of minus 13 degrees - in Texas

Ice-cold air from the North Pole pours over North America and breaks temperature records in the USA. The Texas governor warns people of an unprecedented snow storm in the state.

Persistent cold air from the Arctic should set new cold records for large parts of the US this week. Warnings of winter and ice storms are currently in force for more than 150 million US citizens, the weather service said on Monday. At least seven states have already declared a weather emergency, including the southern states of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, according to CNN. In some areas there, the temperatures are likely to be 25 degrees below the usual readings during the season.

In Texas, hundreds of thousands of people were temporarily without electricity because of the cold winter weather. Poweroutage.us, which tracks power outages, said more than two million customers in Texas were without power. US President Joe Biden approved a declaration of emergency for the state on the border with Mexico on Sunday evening (local time). This can mobilize additional help from the disaster control agency Fema.

Minus 13 degrees in Dallas

In the Texas metropolis of Dallas, for example, people woke up on Monday to temperatures of around minus 13 degrees Celsius. In large parts of the state, residents had to cope with snow and ice. Governor Greg Abbott had previously warned that the approaching winter storm would be unprecedented in strength in the state's history.

Abbott urged all people not to leave their homes whenever possible to avoid accidents. Many people in the region live in premises that are not designed for such weather conditions.

The extensive cold front has already reached Canada and parts of northern Mexico. Many US citizens have been suffering from snow and cold for days, only parts of the southeast and southwest were spared. According to the weather service, it will be the warmest in Florida with temperatures around 27 degrees Celsius and outliers that are above normal for this time of the year.