Extreme Cold in Upstate New York
It's no surprise that we're dealing with a bitter cold snap. But how cold is it around the region? My phone told me Utica was at 11 below zero just before midnight on January 23. I wondered if I could find colder temperatures to make me feel better - and I sure did.
I was shocked to see that it was warmer in Old Forge. The hamlet checked in at -9.
Ogdensburg was at -11 and Messina was at -15
But it was the Adirondack lakes that took the prize tonight.
Tupper Lake reported -24 and Saranac Lake hit -27. This would not be the right night for that polar plunge you may have been contemplating.