27 fotos que resumen perfectamente el invierno 2018-2019

March 20, 2019, 8:58:59 AM EDT

Ya por fin culminamos el periodo de invierno 2018-2019, y toca hacer un resumen de algunos de los records establecidos durante los pasados fríos y nevados 89 días.

La Administración Nacional Oceánica y Atmosférica (NOAA, por sus siglas en inglés), señala que fue el invierno más húmedo registrado en los Estados Unidos debido a la implacable nieve y lluvia. El total de precipitaciones invernales fue 2.22 pulgadas más alto que el promedio, alcanzando 9.01 pulgadas en algunas regiones.

Por encima de la media, la nieve y la lluvia récord se extendieron desde la costa oeste a la costa este, para la temporada de lluvias.

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ICE HOUSE - A combination of water spray and frigid winds encase camps along Lake Ontario. (Twitter/Natalie Kucko)

(AP Photo/Joel Keeler)

This Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 photo from video by Joel Keeler shows vehicles buried in the parking lot of the snowed-in Montecito Sequoia Lodge in Kings Canyon National Park in California's Sierra Nevada.

(AP Photo/Josh Edelson)

A man kayaks down a flooded street in the town of Guerneville, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. The Russian River in Sonoma County crested at more than 46 feet (14 meters), flooding about 2,000 buildings.

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ICE TSUNAMI - Mounds of ice collect along the Lake Erie shore at Hoover Beach, in Hamburg, N.Y., Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Worker clears the first snow of the season in front of the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Fan palms are covered with a layer of snow in the front yard of a home in Portland, Ore.

(AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS SNOWMAN - A man, who declined to give his name, takes a picture of a small snowman at the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas.

(AP Photo/Michael Short)

A fallen tree that was downed by recent severe weather is reflected in a large puddle along with the Golden Gate Bridge in the Horseshoe Bay parking lot in Sausalito, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.

(AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Josie, an English Retriever plays in the snow as her owners, Dawn and Mark Lundblad, walk a snow-covered Sandy Cove Drive, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 in Morganton, N.C. Over a foot of snow fell in the area creating a winter wonderland.

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

A pedestrian crosses a street where a foot or so of snow is turning to slush Tuesday morning, Feb. 12, 2019, in Seattle.

(AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

FROZEN FOOTBALL - Arrowhead Stadium was covered with snow before an NFL divisional football playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Indianapolis Colts, in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019.

(Jennifer Brown/Flagstaff Police Department)

This photo provided by the Flagstaff, Ariz., Police Department shows a police officer, left, helping a motorist push a car stuck in snow in Flagstaff Friday morning, Feb. 22, 2019. Schools, public libraries and businesses were closed for a days amid a major, record-breaking storm in north-central Arizona.

(AP Photo/Dan Eidsmoe)

POLAR VORTEX PLUNGE - Streets were emptier than normal in Chicago as dangerous cold descended upon the city on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019.

(AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

Ice covers the Chicago River Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Chicago. A deadly Arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses.

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Passengers sit as they wait for their flight at O'Hare airport in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. Hundreds of flights were canceled as a blizzard slammed Chicago.

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

ICE CASTLES - Midway Ice Castles take shape as artisans construct popular winter attraction Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Midway, Utah. A winter storm has covered cactus with snow in parts of the American Southwest as temperatures in the desert fall below those of Anchorage, Alaska.

(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

A national guard truck moves through the flooded Scituate Harbor intersection of Hatherly and Jerricho Roads Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Scituate, Massachusetts. An intense storm, considered a bomb cyclone affected New England with high winds, coastal flooding and blizzard conditions.

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Children sled down one of Seattle's steeper hills and in view of downtown and the Space Needle, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 after a major storm hit Western Washington.

(AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

A young boy tosses a chunk of snow into Lake Michigan Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 in Milwaukee. Temperatures were sub-zero and wind chills were minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Horses feed in the snow along River Road near Lawrence, Kan., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.

(AP Photo/Dan Eidsmoe)

STEAM RISES FROM LAKE MICHIGAN - Steam rose off of a frozen Lake Michigan amid the intense cold due to the polar vortex on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019.

(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Commuters braves the wind and snow in frigid weather, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Cincinnati. The extreme cold and record-breaking temperatures blasted a swath of states spanning from North Dakota to Missouri and into Ohio after a powerful snowstorm pounded the region.

(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Gavin Keller, left, and Hunter Matthews work the clear snow from the walkway of a home in Richmond, Va., Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. A winter storm kept dumped immobilizing snow and ice across several Southern states, leaving dangerously icy roads and hundreds of thousands of people without power.

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A pedestrian walks during a winter snowstorm in view of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SNOWBALL FIGHT IN WASHINGTON - Several hundred people take part in a public snowball fight, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Wright Park in Tacoma, Wash. Word of the friendly battle spread on social media.

(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

A young girl brushes off snow on the Fearless Girl statue in lower Manhattan on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in New York, as one of the first big storms of the season moved across the eastern half of the country.

(AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

In this Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, photo, Mark LeGrand pours deicer on the entranceway to a church in Montpelier, Vt. South Burlington, Vt., had more snow than average during the winter, making this winter rank in the top 10 snowiest.

En el oeste, la capa de nieve de Sierra Nevada fue más alta de lo normal y el invierno -inusualmente húmedo en todo California- oficialmente finalizó una sequía que aquejaba al estado desde hace ocho años. Sin embargo, el aumento de la humedad condujo a rondas de inundaciones, nevadas peligrosas y aludes de lodo.

Una de los eventos más importantes en California fue en febrero cuando el río Ruso creció a 45 pies, inundando completamente la ciudad de Guerneville.

La ciudad de 4,500 personas se convirtió esencialmente en una isla con todos los caminos inundados.


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Por otro lado, tormentas de nieve descendieron sobre Seattle y el noroeste del Pacífico, lo que provocó un sinnúmero de retrasos en los vuelos.

La nieve también cubrió Las Vegas a principios de 2019, la primera nevada en golpear la ciudad en más de una década, según la NOAA.

Arizona, Utah y otros estados del oeste, registraron también nevadas por encima del promedio. En el caso de Flagstaff, Arizona, tuvo el día más nevado registrado en su historia cuando más de 35 pulgadas de nieve cayeron el 21 de febrero.

Más adelante, el vórtice polar marcó el comienzo del frío extremo en el medio oeste y noreste en enero, lo que provocó que las personas buscaran refugio de las condiciones peligrosas.

En Cotton, Minnesota, el mercurio alcanzó los -56 grados Fahrenheit, mientras que en Chicago se estableció un nuevo récord de -23.

Asimismo, las condiciones extremas provocaron varias muertes en toda la región.

Otras tormentas de nieve a lo largo de la temporada resultaron mortales, ya que se llevaron a cabo acumulaciones de varios vehículos desde el centro de los Estados Unidos hasta la costa este.

Vermont recibió casi 2 pies de nieve más que el promedio para el invierno, creando montañas de nieve y un dolor de cabeza seguro para los residentes del estado.

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