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Austinites express unwelcome déjà vu of historic winter storm ahead of cold snap

Temperatures are expected to drop to below freezing on Thursday morning. (File photo)

When the world’s most famous groundhog declared six more weeks of winter Wednesday morning, Austin residents may have tuned in a little more closely as they gear up for an all-too-familiar February winter storm.

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Arctic cold front incoming: Here's how to beat the freezing temperatures this week

Winter Storm Uri caused around 4.5 million Texans to lose power. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

Austin's weather has kept residents on their toes since Winter Storm Uri swept through town—leaving millions of Texans without power—and nearly a year later, temperatures are poised to dip to under 20 degrees on Thursday.

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The lasting thaw: 5 long-term impacts of Austin’s deep freeze to come

(Christa McWhirter)

After days of subfreezing temperatures, impassable roads and catastrophic outages during last month's winter storms, the sun came out and things returned to a kind of pandemic normal.

Six weeks later, however, the storm's long-term effects are still revealing themselves—from a month-long gas outage at one East Austin apartment complex to dozens of frostbite victims. Here are some other impacts to look out for in the months to come.

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