This winter has already been pretty challenging, but things are about to get even more unpleasant, according to NBC’s forecast.
The cold weather, as you can probably feel for yourselves, started earlier today (Feb. 13–how apropos) and will continue to drop until early Monday. The temperature will be in the low single digits, coupled with a windchill between -15 F and -30 F.
Weather Channel’s senior meteorologist Michael Palmer has confirmed that it’s going to be “one of the coldest air masses we have seen in the Northeast in 20 years.”
“Stepping outside, it will be quite a shock to the system. A lot of people will have never experienced cold that bad, especially in an urban heat island like New York City,” he added.
Is anyone else wishing we could cancel life until Tuesday?!
New England may face the worst of the weather, with temperatures below zero expected in Boston for Monday. That’s in addition to the snowstorms they’re still shoveling their way out of. They could be in for six more inches on Monday, and northern New England may see as much as a foot.
High winds will present a danger to buildings and power lines, roads are going to become harder to navigate, and airports will be cancelling flights in that area.
With temperatures dropping to such dangerous numbers, shelter is even more important for those without it. Below is some helpful information if you encounter someone who needs a warm place to sleep:
If someone you see needs shelter from cold Text SHELTER + ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find shelter Dangerous cold expected this weekend
— Amy Freeze (@AmyFreeze7) February 13, 2015
Stay warm and be safe, everyone! We’re really in for it this weekend.