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Bloomberg: Dangerous cold snaps feel worse as they become rarer

Bloomberg posted an interesting story at the end of January about the frequency of dangerous cold snaps similar to the one parts of the US experienced in recent weeks. Data suggests that the cold Arctic outbreaks that used to blast into the US in winter are becoming less frequent over time as the climate warms. But when they do, people are less prepared for them than they used to be, leading to a lot of impacts from cold-related injuries and illnesses as well as damage to infrastructure. You can read more at

Ice accumulation in Hope, Ark. in the Christmas 2000 ice storm. (NWS-Shreveport, La.)