Bitter Cold Hits Tri-State As Another Storm Looms

Temperatures To Feel Like Single Digits Over The Weekend

NEW YORK (CBS New York) — The latest winter storm to hit the New York City area dumped several inches of snow and caused some treacherous road conditions for commuters on Friday before moving out quickly.

What will follow this weekend will have a definite feel of serious winter.’s team of meteorologists were calling for temperatures in the teens overnight Friday and a high of just 21 on Saturday, under mostly sunny skies. The situation was not expected to improve much on Sunday, with the high only reaching 25.

The National Weather Service said wind chills could make it feel like temperatures in the single digits all weekend.

AccuWeather meteorologist Dr. Joe Sobel said Monday morning could be one of the coldest the area has had in the last few years. Some rural areas could see a low of zero and 10 degrees in the city with real feel temperatures even lower than that.

On Tuesday, the Big Apple can expect more snow as a nor’easter heads toward the area. “The storm track is going to be forming along the Gulf Coast states then riding up the eastern seaboard,” AccuWeather’s Jim Kosek said. “So unlike storm systems which sometimes produce a mixed bag of precipitation this one is going to be all snow.” Tuesday’s storm may rival the post-Christmas blizzard. Click here for more from AccuWeather.

According to computer monitors and some forecasters, depending on the track of the storm, there could be a significant amount of snowfall but it’s still too early to tell.’s team of meteorologists is calling for Arctic temperatures on Saturday and Sunday WCBS 880’s Sean Adams in Orangetown

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As for Friday morning’s snow and where it puts the area now for the season, the National Weather Service said the snow stopped in the city at 7:40 a.m. Central Park got 4.2 inches. JFK and LaGuardia airports got more than 3 inches. The storm was expected to end eastern Long Island by midmorning, with accumulations of 3-5 inches.

Central Park has received 36.1 inches of snow so far this season, according to the National Weather Service, with most coming during the post-Christmas blizzard that dumped more than 2 feet of snow on some parts of the city. The city has had five smaller storms since December. The average snowfall for December, January and February — dating to 1890 — is 21 inches, the NWS said. The city is fast approaching totals from the 2009-2010 season, when it got 51.4 inches.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane in Stamford

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Many schools on Long Island and in Westchester and Rockland counties were closed or had delayed openings.

New York City’s Office of Emergency Management issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory due to possibly dangerous travel conditions for the Friday morning rush hour. Alternate side parking regulations are suspended.

Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty said Friday there wasn’t as much snow as predicted and the snowfall wasn’t as fast.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg reminded property owners that they must clear snow from the sidewalks in front of their buildings. He says, “Doing it today will be easy. Doing it tomorrow is going to be much harder.”

Bloomberg is also warning New Yorkers that a blast of cold over the weekend will freeze any slushy snow and make roads and sidewalks treacherous.

Stick with for the latest on the storm with updates from our weather team at CBS 2, 1010 WINS and WCBS 880.

  • ebenezer whoopie

    you youngins have no constitution. when i was a boy, i had to walk 5 miles to school in the snow with nothing but rags tied on my feet. the temperatures were around 15 degrees and the wind was blowing harder than 50 miles an hour and the snow was piled higher than my head.

  • Bob Fowler

    Here’s another good idea…

    Since this storm is not going to be a shock to anyone, as it is forecasted days in advance, will there really be a need to storm the market on Monday, to set in provisions to last until spring? Plan ahead. Milk, water and bread will not be rationed for the next month due to the supply line being cut off.

    O yeah, as a personal request from those of us that know how to stay on the road and moving during bad weather, if you aren’t comfortable driving in adverse conditions, make other arrangements. You have days to plan. Why slide off the road and cause 1,000 other people to be inconvenienced by your inconsideration? There are mass transit, neighbors and the ever popular, don’t go out options available to you.

    Be safe, and don’t worry, the faucet won’t run dry.

  • Ellen

    I have a few women in my family now going through menopause , and it’s the best news they have heard all day.

  • Lester Krinklesac

    you see, this is exactly what i was saying. you can’t say i didn’t say it because i did say it and now everyone knows i said it. so there.

  • john

    people are fackin idjiots!

  • The Good Samaritan

    I just fudged my huggies.

    The Good Samaritan has spoken.

  • Chrisie Shaw

    How come every single time it snows, all the news stations send out 3 or 4 reporters to report on the snow. Are they really going to tell us something that we don’t know, can’t see, or break our necks on? What are they going to do when spring gets here and they have nothing new to stand in the streets about?

  • Schmellma Arss

    Cold weather? In January?? And in New York no less??? Oy Ve!!!

  • witze

    When did I move to Syracuse?

  • The Good Samaritan

    So much for Global Warming….

    The Good Samaritan has spoken.

    • Brucie

      I agree with many posters here, you sir are an imbecile.

    • Devenio

      For once, I agree with The Good Samaritan. Most be gonna snow.

  • Ellen

    Well we can all move to Florida, and then complain about the heat and humidity.

  • Da Kid Of Your Dreams

    I like snow because im just a kid, but I hate snow when it gets dirty and mushy. :(

  • Captain Obvious

    It’s only snow? I thought a plane full of Colombian cocaine exploded over the area.

    Bummer :(

  • Steve M.


    Make sure you bundle up1 Drive slowly! The ice is slippery! Check for school closings! Keep a phone number and a name tag on your jacket in case you fall down! And make you to put one foot alternatively in front of the other when attempting to walk! Oh and don’t forget to eat and breath!………Aurghhhhhhhhhh!

    • jtorres

      You would be surprised at how many people don’t follow these basic rules of common sense. How many people get stuck in the snow or have car accidents? How many people rush on ice until they fall and break an arm? And how many people cross against the light and run right out into the middle of traffic even during a storm? There are a lot of idiots out there who believe the snow doesn’t affect them if they just don’t think about it. Hence, the need for these news reports

  • itssnowfair

    Great. Another article about another day of snow.

    • Nissi

      Yet you read it.

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