Heavy snowfall and low temperature have been reported across southern USA and northern Mexico, resulting in fatalities.
According to media, at least six people died in USA (Texas, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Tennessee States) and one in Mexico (Chihuahua State) due to snow-related accidents. Power outages affected more than 4 million people in Texas and more than 4.7 million customers in northern Mexico.
A state of emergency has been issued for Texas on 14 February. Winter and ice storm warnings have been issued for north-eastern and southern USA States, including the ones already affected. Warnings for low temperature have been issued for northern Mexico.
On 16-17 February, heavy rain and snow and low temperature are forecast over southern USA States, and heavy rainfall, low temperature and strong wind are expected over northern Mexico and eastern Yucatan Peninsula.