As hundreds of thousands of Americans have been hit with a uncommon winter storm throughout the South — bringing ice, snow, below-freezing temperatures and energy outages — some have taken to their neighborhoods to partake in winter actions not often seen in the area.
One video from Northern Texas exhibits resident Chris Burkhalter placing on his ice skates and seamlessly gliding by way of the ice shaped on the streets of his neighborhood.
Another resident, in New Braunfels, Texas, captured himself playing with the fluffy snow that drifted into the air
In San Antonio, Texas, resident Denise Forestier shared a video of her daughter taking pictures hoops with heavy snow falling, sliding from one aspect of the court docket to the opposite on the fallen flakes.
And in Little Rock, Arkansas, resident Owen Stephens shared a video on Twitter exhibiting the joy of with the ability to snowboard for the primary time in greater than 10 years. This time, he was in a position to take action in the streets of his personal neighborhood.
Brittney Cunningham in Sterlington, Louisiana captured using their airboat to energy by way of the snow-covered streets.
While some have been capable of benefit from the storm, it had harmful penalties for others. The deadly storm pummeled the South and the heartland, leaving hundreds of thousands with out energy in Texas early Tuesday and spawning a attainable twister that killed at the least three folks in North Carolina.
More freezing climate and harmful journey circumstances are predicted in the approaching days. Frigid Arctic air and harmful wind chills have been forecast in the Great Plains and Mississippi Valley by way of midweek, the National Weather Service mentioned.