Another DEEP FREEZE for Texas? While an arctic blast is sweeping in parts of the Lone Star State, a pipeline company threatens to cut off gas supply to Texas’ biggest power generator

Warning as Arctic blast hits Texas a year after hundreds died in winter storm
Warning as Arctic blast hits Texas a year after hundreds died in winter storm

Temperatures across parts of Texas will nosedive this week, from balmy highs Wednesday in the 70s and 80s to below freezing Thursday night into Friday, with the chance of a wintry mix.

75 to 35 sounds like a car manufacturer’s braking power, but the numbers are not in miles per hour: It’s the range of temperatures in Houston over the next few days,” said meteorologist Chad Myers.

And it’s not just the Lone Star State headed for a Texas-size cold plunge. An extended cold front will stretch from the southern tip of that state to the northern edge of Maine, with temperatures behind it dropping well below average across the eastern half of the United States.

A quick burst of wintry precipitation could arrive along the front, including in parts of Southern states and the Mid-Atlantic socked this week by a winter storm.

This storm and Arctic plunge are unusual for even January on how far south the cold air will push and produce winter precipitation,” said meteorologist Dave Hennen.

Take Corpus Christi, Texas, which touched around 80 degrees Wednesday but will see plummeting temperatures and possible snow and ice by Thursday evening,” he said. “On average, the city only sees ice or snow around every three or four winters.

Icy weather is possible in Texas

The thought of another ice event in Texas likely causes anxiety after last year’s ice storm, which crippled public infrastructure and left dozens dead.

The good news is this doesn’t look like that massive ice storm, though there is a good chance a wintry mix will develop along the cold front in southern Texas.

Much of Deep South Texas will have a chance/slight chance of seeing a wintry mix of precipitation Thur. night into Fri. morning. Only minor ice accumulations are expected at this time,” the National Weather Service office in Brownsville tweeted.

Texas winter weather alerts
Texas winter weather alerts

Winter storm watches cover the state’s southern section, from Austin to Brownsville. That means winter weather is possible over the coming 48 hours.

Those planning to venture outdoors should be prepared for the possibility of ice accumulations on exposed surfaces such as elevated sidewalks, as well as bridges and overpasses,” the weather service office in Austin said.

Some isolated areas could see ice accumulate on roads, but it seems like most icing will be on exposed surfaces.

Pipeline company threatens to cut off gas supply

With freezing weather sweeping into Texas late this week, subsidiaries for a major pipeline company are threatening to cut off natural gas to the state’s largest power generator over a financial dispute stemming from last February’s deadly winter storm.

This could impact the electricity supply for hundreds of thousands of customers.

Vistra Corp. subsidiary Luminant on Wednesday asked the Railroad Commission of Texas, which regulates the state’s oil and gas industry, to prevent Energy Transfer LP from cutting off fuel to five Vistra power plants, which produce enough electricity to power 400,000 Texas homes, businesses and critical infrastructure such as hospitals and schools.

The companies under Energy Transfer, the pipeline company, have told Vistra that gas will stop flowing to five Vistra power plants on Monday unless Vistra pays Energy Transfer $21.6 million, according to the filing.

The “threat to terminate service in the middle of winter is illegal and grossly irresponsible and should be prohibited by this Commission,” Vistra said in the complaint to the Railroad Commission.

During last year’s winter storm — which caused the near-total collapse of the state’s power grid, left millions without power for days and caused hundreds of deaths — Vistra spent approximately $1.5 billion for natural gas, “twice its planned natural gas cost to fuel its entire Texas fleet for a full year,” the filing said. Vistra paid Energy Transfer more than $600 million during the storm, “which is more than 96% of all amounts invoiced by [Energy Transfer].”

The cost for natural gas soared during the storm, when a combination of freezing temperatures across the state and skyrocketing demand shut down natural gas facilities and power plants, which rely on each other to keep electricity flowing.

While many companies lost money during the storm, Energy Transfer made $2.4 billion.

Some snow is likely during rush hour in DC and New York

Meantime, snow early Thursday will impact Kentucky, including Louisville, and northern Tennessee. Nashville will see light rain turning to ice, then a light accumulation of snow, adding to its January snow total of 9.3 inches — the most snow there in January since 1985.

Then, snow makes its way into the mid-Atlantic, just in time for the Thursday morning rush hour in Washington, DC. “A period of light snow could continue for a few hours before ending Thursday afternoon,” the weather service office there said.

cold blast and snow January 20-21 2021 USA
Snow predicted through Sunday at 7 a.m. ET

Though snowfall totals do not look significant, winter weather during commute hours often can cause problems.

New York also is likely to see rain turning to snow as the front moves through Thursday morning. “The area will then see several hours of light snow during the morning commute and into the early afternoon,” the New York weather office said Wednesday morning.

Only a couple inches is currently forecast.

Coastal Carolina could also get ice

Along the same cold front, freezing rain could fall Thursday night into Friday in the Carolinas, with significant icing possible Friday across eastern North Carolina.

You don’t see this everyday. A Winter Storm Watch for the eastern Carolinas and south Texas,” tweeted the Greenville, South Carolina, weather office.

Winter storm watches have been issued for parts of South Carolina and North Carolina. Sleet totals could add up to 2 inches, and ice could thicken to one-10th to three-10ths of an inch.

weather ice Carolinas forecast January 20-21
ice accumulations are likely to be significant across Carolinas this week

Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice,” the National Weather Service office in Raleigh, North Carolina, said. “Travel could be nearly impossible.

The biggest risk for winter precipitation along the coast comes Friday night into Saturday. A low-pressure center off the coast could usher moisture off the Atlantic into the cold air, allowing a wintry mix to fall into Saturday morning in places like Myrtle Beach and Charleston, South Carolina. [CNN, Click2Houston]

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  3. I use cedar logs, and bake potatoes. Just crack the oven door about 2″. Three blankets, and booom —all set. Wake up, and start the fire again. Two dogs help, since their body temp is normal at 101°.

    Hope we get some more snow too.

  4. I work for an electric utility in Texas. And the threat is REAL, not imagined. I see it every day, and how most folks write it off as fear porn. It isn’t. It’s a combination of things that ERCOT/TRE/PUCT continues to do wrong. PUCT is maybe going to do something about it, but if that happens, it will be this fall. And if the gas is turned off for that generation provider, it will affect the electric supply in Texas, which in turn will affect the price people pay for their electricity. I have made my leadership aware, we all have. And in turn, we’re told to stop posting about it on social media.

    • Sounds like somebody needs to get the primaries in a room and start bonking heads together to solve this. You can’t just let people freeze to death. If I remember right from last winter, the Feds and their regulations were the problem. The Feds are ALWAYS the problem. Good luck to all in Texas.

  5. Thus is a BS click porn article. Texas could easly supply the US with gas. This is a financial thing. Not a lack of gas, or a cold problem. Been here in Texas all my life. Nothing unusual but fear por.
    Fear is a sign of our times and people use it to manipulate and make this site.

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