Philly Is About the Coldest It Has Been In A Century
Baby, it’s cold outside. Really, really cold. And this whole week is going to be either very cold, or simply pretty cold and snowy. Either way, if you hate winter, this week will be everything you hate about it.
The National Weather Service serves it all up in an all-caps bulletin:
…DANGEROUSLY COLD WEATHER THIS MORNING WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A
SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL TONIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY, AND THEN A RETURN
TO EXCESSIVE COLD THURSDAY AND FRIDAY…
.A WEEK OF HIGH IMPACT WINTER WEATHER IS AT HAND. THIS MORNINGS
TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE PROCESS OF NEARING RECORDS. WIND CHILL WAS
NEAR 35 BELOW ZERO IN THE POCONOS AND 10 TO 20 BELOW ZERO OVER
MUCH OF THE REMAINDER OF OUR AREA.
A QUICK HITTING SNOW EVENT OCCURS TONIGHT AND ENDS BY MID MORNING
THE OUTLOOK BEYOND…IS FOR A PERIOD OF ACCUMULATIVE SNOW SHOWERS
OR SQUALLS LATE WEDNESDAY FOLLOWED BY A RETURN OF NEAR RECORD COLD
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES TEMPERATURES BOTH THURSDAY
AND FRIDAY WILL PROBABLY AVERAGE 25 TO 30 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL!
How cold is it? “By early Monday morning, the mercury was expected to dip to zero – with wind-chill values as low as minus 20. If the temperature sinks to 1 degree, it would break a record for the date set in 1888,” the Inquirer reports. So pretty cold. Little House on the Prairie cold.
NBC10 adds: “Temperatures dipped late Saturday evening into early Sunday morning with AM lows hitting single digits ahead of an afternoon high of just 15 degrees. The sub-freezing temperatures felt even colder as wind gusts surpassed 50 miles per hour in parts of the region.”