ARCTIC BLAST

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On the East Coast, the biggest snowfall event of the season thus far is wrapping up for the Mid-Atlantic and will persist until early Wednesday for southern New England. The developing surface low responsible for this plethora of snowfall is forecast to develop into a strong ocean storm over the Canadian maritime. The tightening pressure gradient will result in gusty winds in addition to the snow, thus causing wind chills to plummet.
The greatest snowfall is likely for southern New England, where 12 to 18 inches of snow is a distinct possibility! It will definitely look and feel like a winter wonderland.

BITTER COLD AND BELOW ZERO WIND CHILLS IN NEW YORK CITY FROM THIS MORNING INTO THURSDAY MORNING...

BITTERLY COLD AIR AND BRISK NORTHERLY WINDS IN THE WAKE OF THE DEPARTING WINTER STORM WILL RESULT IN A PROLONGED PERIOD OF COLD AND BELOW ZERO WIND CHILLS FOR NEW YORK CITY.

TEMPERATURES 10 TO 13 ABOVE AND NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH THIS MORNING WILL RESULT IN WIND CHILLS AS 5 TO 10 BELOW ZERO. AS TEMPERATURES RISE SLIGHTLY TO THE MID AND UPPER TEENS AND WINDS DIMINISH TO AROUND 15 MPH THIS AFTERNOON...WIND CHILLS WILL IMPROVE ONLY SLIGHTLY TO ZERO TO 5 BELOW ZERO.

WIND CHILLS TONIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING SHOULD AGAIN DROP TO 5 TO 10 BELOW ZERO WITH LOW TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS AND NW WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT WILL LIKELY
BRING SIMILAR CONDITIONS TO THE CITY THURSDAY NIGHT INTO
FRIDAY MORNING.

PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THE COLD AND WIND COULD LEAD TO FROSTBITE
AND HYPOTHERMIA. IF YOU VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A
HAT AND GLOVES.