Arctic blast sets record lows in NY area

13 November, 2017, 00:35 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • Wind chill temperatures on Thursday Nov. 9 2017

The temps were expected to plunge to 22 degrees early Saturday morning, which would shatter the mark for the record-low for November 11 of 28 degrees set in 1933.

Saturday marked the second consecutive day of record-breaking cold for the Boston area. It also dropped to 21 degrees at Atlantic City International Airport, breaking the daily record low for that climate site, said Sarah Johnson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly.

"These systems are pretty rare, but when you've got a large air mass coming down directly from the North Pole, we end up with classic mid-January weather", Simpson said.

The arctic system will linger throughout the week and temperatures will gradually increase as it dissipates, according to Simpson.


A freeze warning is in effect until 10 a.m.in the northeast and southwest portions of the state as residents start their Saturday with temperatures slowly move out of the 20s.

Luckily sunny skies prevail today as temperatures only warm into the upper 30s.

Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy; rain showers in the evening. Temperatures climb by about 10 degrees, up to a high of 49 on Sunday. Our next chance for rain arrives midweek.

The average low temperature for the region at this time of year is 38 degrees.

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