Bitter Cold Catches New Yorkers Off Guard; Winds Bring Danger


coldSunday was a frigid and windblown day in the Tri-State Area, which sparked forest fires, sent debris flying through the streets, and had people gearing up for what they fear is a glimpse of winter weather to come.

While Thanksgiving has yet to arrive, it might as well have been January outside in New York City Sunday.

As of 11 p.m. Sunday, the temperatures certainly were far from the subzero range, but they weren’t Indian summer either – 25 at Central Park; 24 in Babylon; 23 in Belmar, N.J.; and 16 in Monticello, CBS 2 Meteorologist Elise Finch reported.

With wind chills, it felt like 18 degrees in the city, 11 in Babylon, and just 2 degrees in Monticello.

The high reached only 30 at 2:14 p.m. – 21 degrees below average for this date. The low was 23 at 8:23 a.m. Read more at CBS 2.

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