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Polar Vortex Brings Deep Freeze To Armonk

Brrrrace yourself for frigid temperatures this Valentine's Day weekend.
Brrrrace yourself for frigid temperatures this Valentine's Day weekend. Photo Credit: AccuWeather.com
Cold Weather Safety tips
Cold Weather Safety tips Photo Credit: National Weather Service
Bundle up! Weather forecasters are predicting near record cold temperatures this Valentines Day weekend.
Bundle up! Weather forecasters are predicting near record cold temperatures this Valentines Day weekend. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

As if you needed an excuse, the frigid temperatures this Valentine’s Day weekend will be more than enough reason to huddle inside with your honey, say weather forecasters.

An arctic blast will drop temperatures to record lows, especially on Saturday into Sunday, when Cupid will definitely need to swap his diaper for some long johns, says AccuWeather.com.

The front will stretch from Philadelphia to Boston and beyond, forecasters say, and bring biting winds, flurries, and even some sudden bursts of snow.

These will cause dangerous conditions for anyone outside, especially the homeless, they said.

Temperatures on Friday night into Saturday will hover around 20, AccuWeather.com said, but the winds will make it feel like more below zero.

A Wind Chill Watch is in effect from 6 p.m. Saturday through noon Sunday. That time period will be the coldest part of the weekend as temperatures plunge below zero, with what the National Weather Service describes as "life threatening wind chills" of -25 to -30 due to strong northwest winds in the evening and overnight into the morning.

The hazards include extreme and dangerous cold; frozen pipes, frostbite and hypothermia.

The National Weather Service advises residents to wear layers, including hats and gloves; bring pets indoors; and to heat homes safely and only with indoor approved devices.

On Valentine’s Day, temperatures may challenge a record low of 2 that was set in 1916, AccuWeather.com said.

Early next week, the mercury may rise, but snow, ice and rain may strike the region on Monday night into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service

To read AccuWeather.com’s report on the polar vortex, click here.

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