The Waterford crystal ball is ready to ring in the New Year in New York’s Times Square but those who want to attend the 110-year-old tradition and the open air concert featuring famous stars will have to bundle up for the freezing temperatures.
20 central and northeastern states have already been hit by frigid cold weather and snow.Erie, Pennsylvania is covered in one and a half meters of snow and the flurries are still coming down. A lot of snow, just keeps comin’.
Low temperatures complicate the work of road cleaning crews and they slow down holiday travel.I could only do about 20 miles an hour.
Emergency services and shelters are sending out vehicles to collect homeless people and others who may be stranded in the cold.We know in 15 to 30 minute period that many of our guests could freeze to death.
Some people brave the cold and look for fun things to do outdoors like ice-skating.The others say that bad weather just bad clothes, so we’re dressed for it.
For many others, the extreme could mean a change of plans.The girls wanted to go ice skating and we tried and it’s really cold.I don’t know, probably be inside on those days, a lot of movie-days.
Temperatures on New Year’s Eve are expected to be close to 10 degrees below normal in the Midwest and from northeastern states all the way south to the Carolinas.This includes large cities such as Chicago, St. Louis, New York, Washington and Atlanta.The frigid cold is expected to continue in the first week of 2018.Southern coastal states may experience some storms as the cold air collides with warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico.