NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Bone-chilling, whipping winds and bitterly cold air made for a dangerous situation in the Tri-State Area as Monday morning approached.
CBS 2 Meteorologist Elise Finch reported as of 11 p.m., the low was a frigid 18 degrees in Central Park, and just 10 degrees in Monroe.
But wind chills dragged those figures down to make it feel as if it were just 5 degrees in Manhattan, 0 in Hewlett, minus 1 in Smithtown, minus 4 in Pelham, and minus 11 in Monroe.
And the winds weren’t mere unpleasant breezes. The gusts topped out at 40 in Central Park; 45 in White Plains; 46 in Teaneck, N.J.; 50 in Bayville; and 56 in Westhampton.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory through midnight, as sustained northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph threatened to continue. The NWS warned tha the wind could bring down tree limbs, and make driving difficult – especially on elevated roads and bridges and for high-profile vehicles.
A wind chill advisory is also in effect for parts of Ulster and Sullivan counties, where the wind chills will drop to minus 15 to minus 20 until 10 a.m.
On President’s Day during the day, conditions will be sunny, but breezy with a high of 35, Finch reported.