Coahuila dressed in white with the first snow of the winter season. Thanks to the Cold Front 24 the south of Saltillo, the Zapaliname mountain range, the Múzquiz region, the Carboniferous basin, among other places in Acuña, Piedras Negras and Zaragoza.
In social networks they began to share the images of the large amounts of snow. However, not in all the places it snowed, in other areas it rained or there was frost so elements of Civil Protection supported the work to help the population of the place.
On the other hand, Coahuila Civil Protection authorities issued an alert for the Fourth Winter Storm that will move over the state with heavy occasional rains. In addition, “strong winds with gusts of 80 to 90 km / h are expected and icy to very cold environment with possible snow or sleet fall in mountainous areas.”
Winter storms they surprised this Thursday the northern states of Mexico, where a polar air mass of up to three degrees below zero left snowy landscapes, reported the National Water Commission (Conagua).
The states in which the winter landscape has been more evident are Coahuila and Chihuahua, although it is also snow and sleet fall forecast in Sonora, Nuevo León and Durango, in addition to the northern areas of Zacatecas and San Luis Potosí.
The National Meteorological Service (SMN) attributed the phenomenon to the fourth winter storm, which has left temperatures below three degrees centigrade, with lows of up to 15 degrees below zero in mountainous areas of Coahuila, Durango and Chihuahua.
“On the other hand, the entry of the fifth winter storm of the season is expected over the northwest of the national territory, maintaining the condition of a frigid environment and possible snow or sleet fall in mountainous areas of Sonora and Chihuahua”, added the SMN.
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The Ministry of Tourism of Coahuila shared snowy landscapes of the state capital, Saltillo, in addition to tourist sites such as Cuatro Ciénegas and Arteaga, which are part of the national program of Pueblos Mágicos.
Chihuahua, the largest state in the country and the one with the largest area of forests, reported snow falls of up to 30 centimeters, for which it declared a yellow alert for low temperatures and suspended activities at the airport in its capital.
The State Coordination for Civil Protection also reported the closure of 15 sections of roads affected by snow.
In its forecast, the SMN also anticipated wind gusts of up to 80 kilometers per hour in Coahuila, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas, Querétaro and Guanajuato.
Likewise, it predicted showers in Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas, in the northeast of the country.
Other states that will reach between five and 10 degrees below zero are Baja California, Sonora, Nuevo León, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí, Jalisco and Aguascalientes.
“The fifth winter storm will cross the north of the Mexican territory, in interaction with the subtropical jet stream, will maintain a frigid to very cold environment in the states of Mesa del Norte,” Conagua estimated for this Friday.
* With information from EFE
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