Bundle up! Bitter cold expected until New Year in Midwest and Northeast as meteorologists warn frostbite is possible with as little as 30 minutes of exposure in freezing temperatures

Bundle up! Bitter cold expected until New Year in Midwest and Northeast as meteorologists warn frostbite is possible with as little as 30 minutes of exposure in freezing temperatures

  • Meteorologists warn of sub-zero frigid arctic air and dangerously cold wind chills for the days ahead 
  • Wind chill advisories are in effect for all of North Dakota and Wisconsin, as well as swaths of Minnesota, Michigan, parts of Maine, Vermont and New York
  • Experts warn frostbite is possible with as little as 30 minutes of exposure
  • New Yorkers are also being warned to bundle up as the bitter cold snap will force temperatures to drop below freezing for the next six days at least 

A white Christmas for much of the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast has given way to bitter cold until the New Year for the regions.

Chicago-area National Weather Service meteorologist Amy Seeley says to expect colder-than-normal temperatures the rest of the week. Temperatures hovered around zero degrees in Chicago on Tuesday.

Meteorologists warn of sub-zero frigid arctic air and dangerously cold wind chills.

Wind chill advisories or warnings are in effect for all of North Dakota and Wisconsin, as well as swaths of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, Indiana, parts of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York.

Meteorologists say frostbite is possible with as little as 30 minutes of exposure.

New Yorkers are also being warned to bundle up as the bitter cold snap will force temperatures to drop below freezing for the next six days at least.

‘Some of these days the high is only 22 degrees,’ said National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Stark.

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A white Christmas for much of the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast has given way to bitter cold until the New Year for the regions. Pictured above is snow in Washington state

A white Christmas for much of the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast has given way to bitter cold until the New Year for the regions. Pictured above is snow in Washington state

Meteorologists warn of sub-zero frigid arctic air and dangerously cold wind chills. Pictured above is snow in Washington state on Tuesday

Meteorologists warn of sub-zero frigid arctic air and dangerously cold wind chills. Pictured above is snow in Washington state on Tuesday

Wind chill advisories or warnings are in effect for all of North Dakota and Wisconsin, as well as swaths of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, Indiana, parts of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York. Pictured above is snow in Washington state on Tuesday

Wind chill advisories or warnings are in effect for all of North Dakota and Wisconsin, as well as swaths of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, Indiana, parts of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York. Pictured above is snow in Washington state on Tuesday

Meteorologists say frostbite is possible with as little as 30 minutes of exposure. Pictured above is snow in Washington state on Tuesday

Meteorologists say frostbite is possible with as little as 30 minutes of exposure. Pictured above is snow in Washington state on Tuesday

Jack Frost made an appearance in Rochester, Minnesota on Christmas day, as the mercury hovered near the zero degree mark. A cold week of more of the same is projected for the week ahead

Jack Frost made an appearance in Rochester, Minnesota on Christmas day, as the mercury hovered near the zero degree mark. A cold week of more of the same is projected for the week ahead

‘We’re almost talking 20 degrees below the normal high temperature.’

Tuesday is expected to be the warmest in New York City in the foreseeable future with temperature highs reaching 30 degrees.

SNOW RECORDS BROKEN IN ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA

Snow records were broken in Erie, Pennsylvania when the city received 19 inches of fresh white stuff from midnight to 6am on Tuesday.

That brings the total snowfall in Erie to 53 inches within 30 hours.

Plus, that was the greatest two-day snowfall total in Pennsylvania, according to the National Weather Service.

The previous record was made in 1958 in Morgantown with 44 inches.

But by Thursday and Friday, the temperature will drop into the low 20s during day hours and low-to-mid teens at night.

With millions expected to camp out at Times Square for New Year’s Eve, officials caution revelers to especially dress for the arctic since the temperature will fall to 12 degrees.

Back in 1961, New York City remained frozen for 16 days in a row beginning on January 19.

This comes after snow wreaked havoc on travel plans in the Northeast on Christmas Day with as much as five feet of snow falling in upstate New York and northern Michigan.

Snow records were broken in Erie, Pennsylvania when the city received 19 inches of fresh white stuff from midnight to 6am on Tuesday. That brings the total snowfall in Erie to 53 inches within 30 hours.

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