An earthquake shakes Texas awake as thick fog makes travel dangerous

An earthquake shakes Texas awake as thick fog makes travel dangerous

Welcome to FOX Weather’s daily weather update. It’s Wednesday, November 8, 2023. Start your day with everything you need to know about today’s weather. You can also get a quick summary of national, regional and local weather whenever you want using the site FOX Weather Update Podcast.

West Texas was rocked by an early morning earthquake

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake shook West Texas and parts of southeastern New Mexico in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday, providing an early wake-up call to start the middle of the week.

The quake struck at 3:27 a.m. EDT, and was centered in a rural area about halfway between Midland and El Paso, or about 58 miles southeast of Carlsbad, New Mexico, at a depth of about 5 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Center. reconnaissance. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Dense fog makes travel dangerous in the Deep South

Dense fog warnings have been issued from southeastern Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, where dense fog is causing dangerous travel on several highways in the Deep South.

To make matters worse, smoke from wildfires burning in the area has combined with fog to form a severe haze and bring visibility to near zero in parts of the New Orleans metro area, where parts of Interstate 10 have been closed due to extremely low temperatures. Vision. Smoke was the cause of a fatal crash in Louisiana on Tuesday, while severe fog caused a deadly pile-up last month.

Clipper system targets the Northeast with snow and ice

A fast-moving system swings across the northern tier of the United States this week. It will bring snow and rain to the Great Lakes on Wednesday before causing major wintry chaos in the Northeast. Places from New York to Maine are expected to see rain and snow by Thursday. Ice is also possible, with the highest chance in upstate New York and Vermont.

More than 200 million to see above-average temperatures

Much of the country looked more like summer Wednesday than fall, with above-average temperatures expected from Texas to Ohio. This area will shrink on Thursday as the cold front dips south before stalling near the Gulf Coast later this week.

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