The first major winter storm of 2014 blasted a large area of the U.S. overnight. Packing heavy snow, high winds, and bitterly cold air, it impacted nearly twenty states from the Mid-West to New England.
Locally, the storm brought New York City 6.4 inches of powdery snow. On average, the city usually receives 7 inches for the entire month of January. The storm also sent temperatures plummeting. The high reading in the Central Park today was only 18°F. Tonight, the temperature is expected to drop to a frigid 5°F. When you factor in the wind chill, it will feel like -10°F. Our normal high for this time of year is 39°F and our normal low is 28°F.