Global Warming, Al Gore Style: Coldest Easter On Record for Some Parts of U.S.
<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Global Warming, Al Gore Style: Coldest Easter On Record for Some Parts of U.S.</h1><p><a href="/files/pictures/eb190d57d91951c63fd9cf6a91541b61/original.gif" target="blank" />View NOAA weather map</a></p><p>April 8, 12:30 (EIRNS)--It may be the coldest Easter Sunday on record in many parts of the United States. A steady surge of polar air has brought winter-like temperature readings east of the Rockies, leading to near-record lows to start the Easter Sunday. With the cold air blasting into the Deep South, agricultural areas will be at risk of crop loss, according to Accuweather.</p><p>Chicago's high temperature reached just 32 degrees on Saturday - matching a record set in 1936 for lowest high temperature. In early April, the Windy City's average high is 54 degrees. Minneapolis was forecast to experience the coldest Easter Sunday in 57 years.</p><p>Freeze warnings were in effect for much of the eastern third of the United States, and snow showers were expected from the Ohio Valley through New England. Temperatures in the Northeast and upper Midwest were expected to rise only into the 30s and 40s, and highs in the Southeast were expected to be in the 60s at most.</p><p>The plunge of cold air into the southern Plains will also lead to additional snow and sleet from Colorado into the panhandle of Texas, according to AccuWeather. In Texas, even cities where snow is rarely seen saw snowflakes. Flurries were seen in Dallas for only the fourth time in its April history, Accuweather reports.</p><p>(Based on reports form National Weather Service, AccuWeather, WeatherUnderground, cnn.com, YahooWeather and KARE-11, Minneapolis).</p><p></p></div></body>