Saturday, February 14, 2015

Spare a thought for us: NYC braces for coldest day in 2 decades

According to the NY Post newspaper today, The Big Apple will be more like the Big Icebox this weekend. An arctic cold front packing dangerous winds of up to 60 mph (100 km/hr) could make it feel like it’s 20 below zero F by Sunday (about -25C) — the coldest wind-chill factor since 1993’s “Storm of the Century,” forecasters warned. This is a picture of the fountain in Bryant Park frozen over
“You better snuggle up,” AccuWeather meteorologist Tom Kines said, noting the arctic blast will blow through after another snowstorm slams the already hard-hit Northeast this weekend. The blizzard to the north will skirt the city Saturday into early Sunday but could leave up to 3 inches of snow on the ground in the metro area. Today's high was 35F (2C) with a low of 17F (-8C), but by Sunday morning conditions will be downright dangerous. The thermometer will plummet to 6 degrees F (-15C) or lower.

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