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Colder than Antarctica - chill plummets to deadly -48C in parts of midwest US

Millions of US citizens are today facing a cold front so bad, weather officials are warning persons to stay indoors.

Some parts of the US will be colder than Antarctica.

A blast of arctic-chilled air from the polar vortex brought dangerous, record-setting cold to a wide swathe of the eastern United States on Tuesday, stretching from the Dakotas through Maine, with snow expected as far south as Alabama and Georgia.

T&T viewers share blood moon photos

Sky-gazers were treated to a rare lunar eclipse known as a super blood wolf moon on Sunday night, in which sunlight passing through Earth's atmosphere lit the celestial body in a dramatic fashion and turned it red.

Many of you took your own photos and some have shared with us.

Here are a few: 

(You can also share your photos with us via email - [email protected], as a message on our Facebook page - CNC3Television or via the My Eye feature on the CNC3 App and we'll also [post them here)

Heat stress, bush fires - the dry season officially begins

The Met Office has officially declared the start of the dry season and has issued warning on how to approach it.

The announcement was made via the following statement today:

"The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) is officially declaring the start of the 2019 Dry Season as the climatic patterns and changes in features are indicative of the region having transitioned to a much drier state. Assessment of the criteria necessary for the onset of the Dry Season shows that the conditions have been met and are now entrenched.

Hazardous Seas warning issued until Wednesday

The Met Office has issued a hazardous seas warning for the period 2.08 pm today to 11 am on Wednesday.

The warning says that strong low-level winds are agitating sea conditions to the North and East of Trinidad and around Tobago with waves near 2.5 metres, occasionally reaching 3 metres in open waters, resulting in hazardous conditions nearshore.

It adds that long period swells are also expected to aid in hazardous nearshore conditions during the 2nd January, 2019.

This is the second hazardous seas alert in the last week.

2018 on course to be 4th hottest year on record

A UN agency says 2018 is on track to be the fourth hottest since records began.

The World Meteorological Organisation says the 20 warmest years on record have all been in the past 22 years - while the top four have been in the past four years.

In the year to October, the global average temperature was almost 1°C above the 'pre-industrial baseline'.

Met Office cancels flood and adverse weather alerts

The Met Office has cancelled both the Adverse Weather Alert and Riverine Flood Alert, returning both levels to green.
 
The Met Office says conditions have settled over southern Trinidad.
 
It notes, however, that a few showers are still expected to linger into the night.
 
It is advising citizens to continue to monitor official news sources.
 
With regards to the Riverine Alert, the Met Office says flood waters have subsided over most areas of southern Trinidad.
 

Met Office lowers riverine flood alert to yellow

The Met Office has dropped the Riverine Flood Alert from orange to yellow.

The Met Office says water levels continue to decrease over southern Trinidad.

However, there are a few areas still experiencing some flooding.

Additional;u, it notes that rainfall is possible during the afternoon and evening, although the general trend is for river levels to continue to subside.

It says persons should monitor weather conditions and river levels, updates from official sources and plan safety measures, including emergency supplies of food and water.

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