Arctic Chill to Welcome the New Year in Much of the Nation

By Paul Riegler on 29 December 2017
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New Year's Eve festivities at Coney Island

New Year’s Eve festivities at Coney Island

The year 2018 will be greeted by bitter cold temperatures in the Midwest, East, and South, some hitting record lows.

As 2017 draws to a close, record setting low temperatures were reached in Watertown, New York, which saw -32° F (-35° C) Thursday morning, while Flint, Michigan reported an all-time record low of -17° F (-27° C).

Chill advisories and warnings are in effect in the Northeast through at least Friday with wind chills of 20 to 40 degrees below zero expected across parts of New England and upstate New York.

Meanwhile, as revelers prepare for the ball to drop in Times Square and the broadcast of “Dinner for One,” expect temperatures below 0° F (-18° C) in the northern Plains, upper Midwest, Great Lakes region, upstate New York, and New England, while much of the South will see temperatures well below the freezing mark, with lows ranging from 15° F to 20° F (-9° C to -6° C).

The Pacific Northwest will see in the New Year with milder temperatures and some rain, while the Southwest will have the best weather in the country, with dry weather and temperatures slightly above normal for the season.

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