A bitterly cold, arctic air mass brings dangerously-low temperatures and wind chills across the eastern U.S, with several areas approaching or exceeding record lows. Highs will be below 0F, with wind chill values as low as -20F to -50F. City Island Images spoke with journalists as far as the Midwest, where Indiana is reporting 10 below zero with 22 inches of snow on the ground
HERE IN NYC RAPIDLY FALLING TEMPERATURES THIS EVENING WILL CAUSE RESIDUAL
MOISTURE ON ROADWAYS TO FREEZE AND CREATE BLACK ICE. THIS WILL BE AN ISSUE ON SECONDARY ROADWAYS.
IN ADDITION...ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED LATE THIS EVENING INTO THE OVERNIGHT ALONG AND IN THE WAKE OF AN ARCTIC FRONTAL PASSAGE. A DUSTING OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE WITH ANY SNOW SHOWERS...WHICH WOULD CAUSE BRIEFLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES AND LOCALLY ICY CONDITIONS.
ARCTIC COLD FRONT IS MOVING OFF THE EASTERN SEABOARD INTO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN WHILE DANGEROUSLY COLD ARCTIC AIR OVERTAKES THE EASTERN TWO THIRDS OF THE NATION...
WINTER STORM WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR A FEW AREAS OF THE GREAT LAKES AND CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS. LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF NEW YORK STATE EAST OF LAKE ERIE AND LAKE ONTARIO.
WIND CHILL ADVISORIES...AND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF THE EASTERN TWO-THIRDS OF THE NATION. HARD FREEZE WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF THE DEEP SOUTH.
FOR A DETAILED GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE LATEST WATCHES...WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES...