Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Consistent Cold Temps Not Felt Since The 1980's

Wintry mix early will slow travel; warming trend still working in! NWS: It may finally reach freezing mark on Long Island
Elias Hubbard | 07 January, 2018, 08:57

Snow fell across the region on Thursday, with 6 to 10 inches expected in areas by the end of the day, according to the National Weather Service in Albany.

If you haven't already felt the biting cold temperatures as you were clearing snow from your vehicle on Thursday afternoon, you will very soon.

"As of Friday, it's been 12 days of temperatures of 33 degrees or lower and that's the 8th longest period and that kind of stretch of cold weather".

And that's the regular air temperature, folks - the worse news comes with the wind-chill.

Meteorologist Patrick O'Hara is with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey.

Temperatures are expected to rise a bit for the weekend, hovering in the low 30s.

Wind chill values will make actual temperatures slightly above zero degrees feel 20-30 degrees colder than they are.

The lingering cold has kept the snow from melting, leading to icy patches, forecasters said.

Hypothermia is also a serious risk; anyone outside is advised to dress as warmly as possible, says the Weather Service.

Monday and Tuesday may see a high of 42 degrees, and Wednesday may reach 57 degrees.

Some areas of New Jersey were blanketed Thursday with as much as a foot of snow, and a few places got buried under as much as 15 to 18 inches, according to preliminary snowfall totals reported by the National Weather Service.

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