extreme cold

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.
How To Deal With Extreme Cold
This weekend will usher in some of the coldest air we'll see all season in Central New York with lows well below zero overnight.  The Centers for Disease Control recommends the following for preparing for a cold snap:

Drinking water
Canned/no-cook food (bread, crackers, dried fruits)
Non-electric can o…