Texas Winter Storm Prompts 'The Day After Tomorrow' Comparisons

Heavy snowfall has Texans comparing local scenes to the disaster movie The Day After Tomorrow, as a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for much of the state.

In the 2004 movie, a climate shift sparks extreme weather events throughout the world, blanketing the U.S. in snow and eventually resulting in a new ice age.

Texas is experiencing freezing temperatures and inches of snow, with areas of the state facing power outages and dangerous road conditions.

Javi Ramon shared a video of a street covered in snow and said: "I don't think I'll ever get [used] to seeing snow here in San Antonio! Kinda feels like the day after tomorrow."

I don’t think I’ll ever get use to seeing snow here in San Antonio! Kinda feels like the day after tomorrow. #Snowmageddon2021 pic.twitter.com/0jf75mXhOc

— Javi Ramon (@JavierR096) February 15, 2021

Mitch Cerroni shared a road blanketed in snow and said: "A scene out of The Day After Tomorrow, if you knew how rare this is in Dallas."

A scene out of the The Day After Tomorrow, if you knew how rare this is in Dallas. pic.twitter.com/UREezh2Ttr

— Mitch Cerroni (Mitch 3D) (@themitch22) February 15, 2021

Ryan Jenson shared a GIF of the U.S. flag freezing in the disaster movie and said: "Texas has literally turned into The Day After Tomorrow."

texas has literally turned into “the day after tomorrow”🥶 pic.twitter.com/bjwbJcBUBJ

— ryan🦩 (@theryanjenson) February 15, 2021

Another Twitter user shared a screengrab of a 12-degree Fahrenheit forecast and said: "it's The Day After Tomorrow in Texas yall."

its the day after tomorrow in texas yall pic.twitter.com/YOx31ww7pN

— megan thee stan (@trostdistrict) February 15, 2021

A huge winter storm will hit southeast Texas through Monday morning, while the region will experience near record-breaking low temperatures on Monday night, through Tuesday morning.

A Winter Storm Warning will remain in effect until 6 p.m. CT on Monday with a Wind Chill Warning in effect until noon CT on Tuesday.

Snowfall accumulation of up to six inches is expected north of Highway 105, with around half an inch to two inches expected around Highway 59 and the Interstate 10 corridor. A layer of ice between 1/10 and ¼ inch thick is also expected. Southeast Texas will spend much of the week with temperatures below freezing with wind chills falling below zero.

The National Weather Service warns that travel will be difficult if not impossible through Monday morning, as many roads have been covered in ice, and as a result, were closed on Sunday evening.

The wind chills as low as 15 below zero will be life-threatening to people and animals outside without shelter. Winds could also result in blowing and drifting snow, potentially causing near white-out conditions with visibility of less than a mile at times.

President Joe Biden approved a disaster declaration in Texas and the White House releasing the following statement on Sunday night: "Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that an emergency exists in the State of Texas and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from a severe winter storm beginning on February 11, 2021, and continuing."

However, Texas is not the only state experiencing extreme snowfall. The winter weather is affecting a vast range of the U.S., with a Winter Storm Warning in effect in parts of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, and Maine.

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The Texas state flag is battered by high wind and heavy snow on December 27, 2015 in Lubbock, Texas. Heavy snowfall has Texans comparing the weather to scenes from disaster movie 'The Day After Tomorrow'. John Weast