Arctic Blast for NYC

After a mild start to the season, winter has finally found New York City.

A deep dip in the jet stream has ushered in bitterly cold arctic air and brought the city its coldest temperatures of the season to date. While we are in the dead of winter and cold temperatures are expected, today’s high was only 20°F.  That is 18°F below average.  In fact, today was the coldest day NYC has experienced in two years.

These frigid conditions, according to the local forecast, are likely to stay in place for a while.  Temperatures are not expected to get above the freezing mark until early next week. Bundle up!

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Graph Credit: The Weather Gamut

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Melissa Fleming is an environmental communicator and visual artist working at the intersection of art and science. She is passionate about exploring, learning, and sharing information about the natural world. She has presented her interdisciplinary work in a variety of mediums at venues and conferences around the world.