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Many Regions Hit With Severe Weather Over Holiday Weekend

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Many Regions Hit With Severe Weather Over Holiday Weekend

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Here's a phrase we don't get to say that often, snow in El Paso. Over the weekend, a blizzard struck college football's Sun Bowl there. Early this morning, the temperature in that city on the Mexican border was 27 degrees.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

El Paso's experience was just one sign of severe weather across the South. Brian Hothe (ph) is tracking it all.

BRIAN HOTHE: The room I'm sitting in is full of computers and televisions. And I can view the weather across the entire country.

INSKEEP: He's on the overnight shift at the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth, Texas.

HOTHE: We had power outages, roads just impossible to drive on, stranded cars. So it was - it was a very, very intense storm system.

INSKEEP: And this Monday after Christmas will be a day of dealing with the aftermath.

HOTHE: The actual weather over those areas is - is improving. But the impacts are going to remain really bad across those areas because of - the temperatures are not going to get above freezing.

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