‘Only go outside if it’s absolutely necessary’: Governor Andrew Cuomo urges New Yorkers to stay INDOORS as Arctic blast savages the East Coast with temperatures dipping to -40 degrees with wind chill
- Governor Andrew Cuomo issued the plea for New Yorkers to stay indoors Sunday
- Wind chills as low as -40 degrees have been forecast for parts of the Northeast
- Rapidly dropping temperatures could lead to flash freezing on roads
- The winter storm has already left Upstate New York with 10 to 15 inches of snow
- Temperatures are expected to stay below freezing until Wednesday
New Yorkers are being encouraged to stay indoors due to extreme cold weather expected across the state over the next couple of days.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo urged New Yorkers to ‘refrain from going outside over the next couple of days unless absolutely necessary’ in a statement Sunday.
Extremely cold air has blown across New York state with wind chills as low as -40 degrees forecast in the Northeast.
Central New York endures a snow storm with Arctic temperatures and wind in Syracuse as this man battles against the weather
Ben Jennings snowblows his driveway on Sunday in Glenville, New York, where 16 inches of snow fell from Saturday evening through noon Sunday
James Spanos pushes a cart of his belongings on a snow-covered street in Portland, Maine, during a winter storm
A worker uses a bobcat to clear snow from a sidewalk alongside Nantasket Beach in Massachusetts during a winter storm that brought snow, sleet and rain to the area
The arctic blast is said to be of particular concern for those living in the Lower Hudson Valley area, where the rapidly dropping temperatures are expected to result in flash freezing on roads.
The winter storm has already produced 10 to 15 inches of snow in Upstate New York, while some areas in the Adirondacks have had 20 inches of snow accumulation.
Strong winds are expected to blow the snow around, hindering visibility and covering roadways.
Cuomo issued the ‘stay indoors’ message on Sunday and his office noted that the arctic blast and rapidly dropping temperatures could result in dangerous flash freezing on roads
Governor Andrew Cuomo encouraged New Yorkers to stay indoors as extreme cold weather is expected to blast across the state
Extreme cold weather is expected to appear all across the north and northeast of the US
National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Engle told the New York Daily News that overnight lows would be about 10 degrees. By Monday morning, the lows would be nine degrees, although wind chills could make it feel like -10 degrees.
Engle said the coldest part of the day would likely be between 5am to 11am, but that people shouldn’t expect the temperature to rise above the mid-teens throughout the day. Wind chills would remain below zero, though.
Current forecasts have the weather staying under the freezing mark in New York until Wednesday, when the temperature is expected to rise to the low 40s.
Central and Upstate New York have been blasted with about a foot of snow or more in recent days and wind chills of up to 25 to 35 degrees below zero are expected. Pictured: People clear snow off of a sidewalk along Lark Street, Albany, on Sunday