Brutally cold temperatures and whipping winds swept through the eastern U.S. Monday.
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Temperatures Monday morning were 30 to 40 degrees colder than just a day earlier in some areas. In Philadelphia, it was 48 degrees on Sunday morning and a biting 12 degrees on Monday.
Parts of the Northeast could see wind gusts up to 50 mph and wind chills are expected to remain dangerously cold all day.
Wind chills Monday morning fell to:
- minus 17 F in New York City
- minus 16 F in Boston
- minus 19 F in Hartford
- minus 30 F in Albany, New York
- minus 10 F in Philadelphia
As always in the cold weather, we’re mindful of the operational challenges due to freezing, slipping hazards and getting hoselines in position, but we were able to overcome those situations. The Firefighters did an excellent job -#FDNY Asst. Chief Tom Richardson pic.twitter.com/txoZU729lo— FDNY (@FDNY) January 21, 2019
The frigid temperatures will be sticking around for Tuesday morning. Wind chills are forecast to be below zero across New England and in the single digits and teens in the South.
The East Coast will experience milder temperatures on Wednesday ahead of another storm later in the week.
This new storm was in the Rockies Monday, bringing snow and wind from Salt Lake City to Denver and Montana.
The storm will move into the Central Plains and Midwest on Tuesday with snow from Omaha to Minneapolis and Green Bay.
Late Tuesday into Wednesday the snow will head across the Great Lakes from Michigan to western New York.
Some icy conditions are possible in the interior Northeast Wednesday, before temperatures warm up and the weather turns into rain from Florida to Maine.
Behind that storm, another shot of arctic air will move in, with dangerous cold expected for the Midwest Thursday night into Friday.