Bitter, cold-arctic air is blanketing all parts of New York City and the state, forcing people to unrecognizably over-bundle in the streets.
Local meteorologists are admitting they have not seen temps fall this low in years.
Temperature feel with the wind chill have gone down in the past couple of days as low as -3 in certain parts of the state.
The cold, bone-chilling weather that is coming from the Mid-West according to meteorologists is causing delays and some closures throughtout the state .
There were reportedly some school and office building closings due to no heat and electricity. Boat transportation in and out of New York City are experiencing delays because of severe icing in the rivers. The weather is also freezing up water fall fountains throughout parks and iconic buildings.
Bryant Park located between East 40th and 41st street, known for its flowing water fountain, fashion shows, outdoor malls, and scenic relaxing spot, now has a new attraction: a frozen water fountain ice sculpture.
Fittingly, Bryant Park does have an ice-skating rink that is open and operational for this kind of weather.
This artic cold wave that started on Monday will continue to hunker New Yorkers down till next Wednesday, when temps should come back up in the high 40’s according to weather experts.
Currently in New York, the temps are between 15 and 20 degrees in certain areas, but wind chill feels about 3 and 7 degrees, tonight’s temps will falter with a wind chill to feel about zero.
Snow is also in the forecast for Friday, with powdery white snow to accumulate about 1-3 inches around the city and state.