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Warm campus welcomes, cold city weather approach

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The Academic Building covered in snow on Jan. 10, 2021. (Will Nye/The Battalion)

Although the spring semester brings warm welcomes for returning Aggies, residents are preparing for Arctic cold to blow through the Brazos Valley until Wednesday.

The below-freezing air will arrive by Sunday, Jan. 14, and temperatures are expected to be at or below 32 degrees for about 72 hours, according to predictions from meteorology experts at KBTX. 

According to KBTX, temperatures for Bryan-College Station are expected to be:

Residents should beware of wind gusts throughout the weekend and the beginning of next week, as wind chill can make the air feel as cold as -3 to 5 degrees, KBTX said.

On Jan. 10, ERCOT issued a Weather Watch from Jan. 15-17, warning Texans of higher electrical demand and the potential for lower reserves. However, ERCOT said it expects grid conditions to be normal. Residents should closely monitor the weather forecast and beware of any National Weather Service announcements.

A&M students are expected to return for the first day of class on Tuesday, Jan. 16, but if weather conditions change, will receive updates through email and Code Maroon.

Residents should take precautions to protect themselves, others and their homes before the hard freeze. Here are three tips:

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Ana Renfroe
Ana Renfroe, Head News Editor
Ana Renfroe, Class of 2025, is a journalism junior with a minor in professional writing from Bryan, Texas. Ana has served as The Battalion's head news editor from May 2023 to May 2024. Previously, she was the assistant news editor for the spring 2023 semester. Ana has covered breaking news, politics, and more. She typically covered the Texas A&M System and university administration, Texas and Bryan-College Station politics, student government and more. Ana previously hosted and produced episodes of The Batt Signal, The Battalion's news podcast. Additionally, she was a copyeditor and feature writer for Maroon Life magazine, and helped contribute to the Aggieland Yearbook.
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