Though the calendar says we should be well into spring, the weather is telling a different story. AccuWeather, The World-Herald's private weather consultant, says that parts of Antarctica are at least a degree warmer than downtown Omaha.
Last night’s snowfall may have you considering hopping the next flight to San Diego. But before you buy that ticket, remember we don’t actually have it that bad. Here are just a few places that are getting hit with much worse weather.
1. Pascagoula, Miss.: According to AccuWeather, this southern Mississippi town was drenched with more than 7 inches of precipitation yesterday. The most snow most areas of Omaha saw yesterday was around 3 inches.
2. Arizona: The arid western areas of the U.S. would probably appreciate some of the precipitation we’re getting. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, much of Arizona is under a "red flag warning," which indicates that conditions are just right for widespread fires.
3. Southeast Minnesota: More than a foot of snow slammed the southern half of Minnesota this morning. According to the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, some areas got up to 15 inches, and many residents were left without power.
4. The Middle East: According to AccuWeather, there are thunderstorms in Afghanistan, hail storms are ravaging Northern Saudi Arabia, and southern parts of the Arabian Peninsula are flooded. Flash floods across Saudi Arabia left 13 people dead on Wednesday, per BBC News. It makes the weather in Omaha look pretty close to perfect.
5. Buckhorn Mountain, Colo.: The Weather Channel website says that this Northern Colorado summit was covered with 28.2 inches of snow as of this morning. That’s a snow accumulation almost nine times in excess of what hit Omaha.