Last Updated on May 27, 2023
A nationwide cold front has overtaken virtually the entire continental United States this Memorial Day weekend, leaving revelers hoping to mark the unofficial start of summer with cookouts and newly-opened swimming pools “out in the cold.”
Beaches and pools nationwide have been closed for Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of America’s summer season when families and friends usually plan to bask in warm weather and gather at their favorite swimming spot or around the grill to mark the day set aside to remember America’s fallen warfighters. According to a live national weather map published on Saturday morning, parts of the United States are barely above the freezing mark, and overnight on Friday into Saturday, several localities did report sub-freezing temperatures.
Though temperatures are expected to rise a bit over the weekend, that hasn’t stopped coastal cities from closing their beaches, pointing the finger at cold water and air temperatures that could cause a safety risk if crowds were to decide to brave the weather.
Particularly hard hit by the cold front is Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a typical Memorial Day gathering point for people from all over the Southeastern United States and those from further up the East Coast.
There, temperatures are expected to rest in the 60s and have prompted local authorities to make Myrtle Beach one of the cities to close its famous beaches this Memorial Day.
In other parts of the country, like on the Great Lakes, water temperatures are reported to be in the 40s and 50s, and Memorial Day partiers are being warned to stay out, or risk dying of hypothermia.
In other places, local pools have announced that they’ll delay their typical Memorial Day weekend opening, thanks to the cold.
The bout of late May cold weather for virtually the entire United States comes as climate alarmists and “global warming” enthusiasts insist that the earth is getting ready to boil over. Many of those same climate alarmists were claiming two decades ago that by the current year, Washington, DC, and multiple other East Coast cities would be underwater, because of “rising sea levels” due to “global warming.”
Obviously, that hasn’t happened, though many Americans might not complain if the DC swamp was overtaken by water, washing away the federal government.