Winter Clothes

Why a Historic Winter Storm Has Caused Chaos Across Texas

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Millions of Texans are still without power, as a record cold snap continues to tax the statewide electric grid beyond its limit—but don’t blame it all on wind turbines.

Contrary to some media reports, experts say frozen wind turbines are only a “tiny” piece of what’s gone wrong, which includes foul-ups in everything from natural gas and nuclear energy in addition to structural issues affecting the uniquely independent system Texas uses to deliver energy to its population.

On Sunday, 10.1 inches of snow fell on San Angelo, Texas, eclipsing the record 2.5 inches the city got in 1951. The border city of Brownsville, Texas, declared its first winter storm watch in a decade, reporting snow for just the third time since 1898. Dallas and Houston are both experiencing sub-freezing temperatures, and Austin, where temperatures normally hover in the mid-60s this time of year, saw 6.4 inches of

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Winter storm Uri brings snow to North Texas. But it also brings special dangers.

Winter Storm Uri’s first snowfall across Tarrant County began early Sunday morning, with the heaviest of the precipitation expected across most of the county from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m, according to the National Weather Service.

The snow could continue into Monday, with between 3 and 6 inches expected across the region. Dallas and Fort Worth are likely to see 3-4 inches.

The continent-spanning winter storm has brought snow, icy roadways and record low temperatures to America, Canada and Mexico.

The storm is expected to bring dangerous temperatures to North Texas from Sunday to Tuesday, with wind chill values below zero degrees. Dangers of hypothermia and frost bite will become increasingly concerning as wind chill values and temperatures continue to drop, according to the National Weather Service.

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Embrace Winter’s Wildest Adventures, From Walking on Drift Ice to Tracking Wolves

Winter might entail dark days and cold weather—at least in some parts of the world— but for some brave souls, dropping temperatures can also offer invigorating and unforgettable outdoor adventures. From tracking wolves in Yellowstone to walking on Siberian drift ice in Japan, or snorkeling between two continents off Iceland, cold weather doesn’t necessarily require staying inside. “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes” is the Scandinavian mantra often recited to entice outdoor enthusiasts to emerge from under their blankets and out of their comfort zones. So thank Mother Nature for supplying us with these unique experiences around the world that will get your blood pumping and heart racing, no matter the freezing temps.

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Hokkaido, Japan

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Rugged and remote, Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido, is teeming with natural wonders beyond its powder snow that attracts skiers from all over the world. Shiretoko

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Need ideas to prepare for a polar vortex? We found 8

Winter weather and temperatures in the single digits and below can pose a risk to both people and animals.

To minimize that risk, there are things you can do both before and during a winter weather event. These include:

Dress for success – To stay warm, be prepared to dress in layers. Consider wearing a base layer made of a material that wicks sweat off your skin, a middle layer that retains body heat, and if you go outdoors, an outer layer that shields you from wind and precipitation.

Cover up – In addition to layers, the National Weather Service advises wearing gloves, a hat (especially one that covers the face), and sturdy boots.

Tips for dressing for cold weather.

Winter car survival kit – If you must travel during extreme winter weather, the National Weather Service suggests being prepared by having a winter survival kit in your car that includes: jumper cables, flashlights with fresh

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What Recovery? Clothes Retailers Cut Orders While Factories Fight to Survive | Investing News

By Victoria Waldersee and Ruma Paul

LISBON/DHAKA (Reuters) – Clothes retailers in Europe and America sit on excess inventory and cut back on spring orders. Sourcing agents face late payments. Garment factories in Bangladesh are on the rack.

The global apparel industry, reeling from a punishing 2020, is seeing its hopes of recovery punctured by a new wave of COVID-19 lockdowns and patchy national vaccine rollouts. 

Some major retailers are still nursing last year’s clothes, which would have been sold off in clearance sales in normal times. British chain Primark, for example, told Reuters it was housing around 150 million pounds ($205 million) worth of 2020 spring/summer stock and 200 million pounds from autumn/winter.

In an indication of the scale of the backlog, consultancy McKinsey says the value of unsold clothing worldwide, in stores and warehouses, ranges from 140-160 billion euros ($168-192 billion) – more than double normal levels.


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Alex Hall’s NH High Schools: Players, coaches, administrators and fans are jumping though hoops | Sports

BEFORE they can shoot at a hoop or goal, take a lap in the pool or step onto the mountain, Spaulding High winter sports athletes begin practices and games by having their temperatures checked and answering a set of COVID-19 screening questions.

At Goffstown High, if players were part of the hybrid group that was in school that day, they can change clothes before practice. But those who were remote must arrive in their practice gear.

Like many other schools, Spaulding and Goffstown require their players and coaches to wear masks at all times.

These are only a few of the seemingly countless measures school districts and high school athletic directors have implemented this winter to best protect their teams from contracting COVID-19 and allow them to play.

“It’s the new normal,” Goffstown Athletic Director Justin Hufft said. “It’s what we have to do to have a season.”

Trinity High

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