Historic Date: Today is the coldest day in the Northeast US and New England since 2019

Polar cold in New York City.

Photo: Mariela Lombard / El Diario NY.

States like New York report this Tuesday the coldest day since 2019, meteorological authorities reported.

Since December 31, 2019, no temperatures below 20 ° F have been reported in Central Park. Three years ago, the thermometer dropped to 16 ° F, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

But the cold is not limited to the Northeast and New England, more than 15 million people are on Monday under alert for the extreme cold front that extends from the north of the Great Plains in the Midwest to the Northeast.

In the case of the Upper Midwest and the Great Lakes, this Monday was the coldest day this week.

The forecasts suggest that the wind chill in the Upper Midwest is up to 45 ° F below zero, while in the Northeast and New England as low as 35 ° F Fahrenheit below zero.

The Telemundo report states that as of yesterday morning there were five million people under a snow alert due to lake effects in the Great Lakes. While a mega snow front stretched 250 miles from the shore of Lake Ontario (via Watertown, New York) to western Massachusetts.

The snow is expected to affect Cleveland, Ohio, as well as Buffalo and Syracuse, in New York. The fall could be up to two feet of snow in the worst affected areas.

The good news is that after this Tuesday temperatures will rise in much of the country.


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