Weather in March can be quite the weather roller coaster for many regions of the country, but warmer air typically starts reaching southern areas this month.
Pundits and politicians have been quick to point fingers over the debacle in Texas that left millions without power or clean water during February's deep freeze.
Nearly one year after first shutting down the state last March, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that Texas would reopen 100% beginning March 10.
The central U.S. has freezes, heat waves, windstorms, droughts and floods. All of these events stress the electric grid, pipeline networks, roads, rail and waterways.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, tasked with managing 90 percent of Texas' electricity, may not be civilly liable for widespread damages caused by power outages last week
Damages from the unusual winter storm that impacted Texas and other states earlier in February could exceed $45 billion.
With weeks to go before the start of spring, southeast Colorado remains dry. Warmer temperatures, along with expected strong winds, are bringing high fire danger to the plains.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning due to the risk Saturday. The warning will be in effect from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for Cheyenne, Kiowa, Otero, Bent, Prowers and Baca counties. Eastern Las Animas county is also included.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott delivered an address to discuss the state's ongoing efforts to help millions of Texans impacted by widespread power outages during sub-freezing temperatures.
Five board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), including the chairman and vice-chairman, announced their resignations Tuesday.
In the wake of severe winter weather and failed energy production continuing to leave Texans without power and water, Governor Greg Abbott has issued several waivers and suspended many state regulations.