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    I have to work next Saturday and half my day will be outside, not looking forward to that.

    As for NYC, I can see the city from my town and I think they'll do just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyC View Post
    As for NYC, I can see the city from my town and I think they'll do just fine.
    With a low of +17F forecast for next Saturday I think they'll do just fine as well.
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    Some of the primary forecasts are starting to adjust. weather.com is showing a low of 6F, with accuweather showing a low of 7 and another of 6.

    The NOAA map currently goes through next Thurs night, where they show a low of 11 for NYC. They show plenty of -20s and some -30s for NH and ME.

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    Yes, some of it is us adapting. When I went to school in England I saw houses and the school with plumbing pipes going own the outside walls - outside. Normally that is not a problem. Well, we had a cold snap and pipes burst. They were not set up for freezing weather.

    In the same way NYC buildings are not set up for this forecast level of cold.
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    Looks like the forecast for next weekend in RI is following the cold trend. Saturday currently shows a low of -12 and a high of +1. Can't wait
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    there is no reason why nyc can not handle below 0 temps.....it has many times and will again....i grew up there and the city does not have that many problems when it gets that cold......but here in maine we just like it more

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainerjonn View Post
    there is no reason why nyc can not handle below 0 temps.....it has many times and will again....i grew up there and the city does not have that many problems when it gets that cold......but here in maine we just like it more
    http://www.erh.noaa.gov/okx/climate/...w0degdays.html

    It's only been below zero 8 times in the last 50 years. When was the last time you lived in NYC and it was below zero?

    Has anybody seen the Extreme Weather book by Burt? It has a great section about the cold outbreak in 1899 that was responsible for the still standing all-time record lows in many cities around the country. Many of them 5-10 degrees colder than the next coldest day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainerjonn View Post
    there is no reason why nyc can not handle below 0 temps.....it has many times and will again....i grew up there and the city does not have that many problems when it gets that cold......but here in maine we just like it more
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    Speaking of cold. I was out off your beach last night waiting for the moon to rise. It was cold out there! Turns out I was a bit early.

    When I was all set up - I figured I needed to move more to the south. Off I went a little ways. waited. Then off to the south some more. Waited. Then I saw the moon starting to come up and I ran with my tripod and camera pack even more to the south to get the pictures I was trying for.

    Yes, it was cold out there.
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    Well the MWO web site says it is +2 F on the summit right now. Our local weather says it is -2 F here in town and at the house the outside temp is +0.6 F. The summit is warmer.
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    The coldwave is just starting to resolve in the short range models...and it looks COLD! The NAM model MOS is calling for as low as -33F right now. Cool things start to happen at those temps at the summit!

    Interestingly...it looks like a huge cold bottleneck north of the mountains, whereas the southern part of NH should just get below zero through the cold wave... -20s to near -30F are in store for whitefield/berlin.
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