Wind chill on New York mountain hits a frigid minus 114 degrees

Wind Chill on New York Mountain Hits a Frigid Minus 114 Degrees
Wind Chill on New York Mountain Hits a Frigid Minus 114 Degrees

New York City had its coldest morning in decades over the weekend, thanks to a polar vortex that shot across the Northeast.

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But that bitter cold was nothing compared to the temperatures recorded at Whiteface Mountain upstate.

The Wild Center, which works with the Atmospheric Science Research Center at SUNY Albany, told the New York Daily News the wind chill at Whiteface hit a frigid minus 114 degrees.

Thanks to the ASRC we can watch cold. At 11:15 Saturday night it was -38 and the wind was howling at 45 mph at their...

Posted by The Wild Center on Saturday, February 13, 2016

A spokesperson for the center told the outlet, "The extreme temperatures (Saturday) night on Whiteface have to do with its elevation, 4,865 feet and the wind speed. The mountains of the Adirondacks are often some of the coldest places in the lower 48 states during the year."

The temps was so low on Whiteface Sunday, the National Weather Service said the mountain was colder than Antarctica.

Fortunately, warmer temperatures are expected for the Northeast Monday, but snow and freezing rain might also be on the way.

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