Temperatures in Harlem To Drop Below Freezing

January 7, 2014

freezing in harlemAs temperatures are expected to drop well below freezing tonight & tomorrow, NYC OEM reminds all Harlemites that prolonged exposure to extreme cold weather can be deadly. The NWS is forecasting bitterly cold wind chills tonight, with overnight low temperatures between 5-8 degrees & wind chills of -15 degrees. Cold temperatures will continue on Tue with a high of 10 degrees & wind chills near -10 degrees. Overnight temperatures on Tue night will near 5 degrees with wind chills of -10 degrees. Temperatures will remain below freezing until Thurs, 1/9. Vulnerable populations, such as seniors & infants, are most at risk during extreme weather events. Check on friends, family and neighbors if you think they need help getting to a warm place. The NYC DOHMH encourages everyone to stay indoors as much as possible during this time period, & if your home lacks heat, get to a warm, safe place immediately. Report loss of heat or hot water to 311.

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