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Thursday, February 3

Mexicans in northern Chihuahua state flee cold, snow

Hace frío aquí!

Mexicans Flee Snow, Cold to Shelters
Coldest weather in 60 years brrr-ies Chihuahua
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2011 1:59 AM CST

(Newser) – The weather continued to astound yesterday as frigid temperatures and snow forced scores of Mexicans in Chihuahua to community shelters. The area was hit by blackouts, and local airports, businesses and schools were shut in the coldest weather in 60 years. It's part of the same storm system that has slammed nearly half the US population in 30 states with snow, sleet or cold, notes CNN. The Arctic front dumped nearly 2 feet of snow in some regions, with wind-chill temperatures plunging well below zero, even in Texas.
Say, I thought last year was supposed to be The Year of the Storm. We were lucky here in Washington -- a little freezing rain and that was it. Temperature got over 50 degrees yesterday by the afternoon. But just the thought of Chihuahua under snow makes me shiver.

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It's very sad. Most people have little money for entertainment and the zoo is one of the few places that they can afford.
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