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Cold Snap Hits Region; Temps Dip into Single Digits

Light snow may accompany frigid temperatures.

It may be a four-day work week for many, but the continuing weather—with temperatures dipping into single-digit territory—could make the next three days seem lengthy.

On Tuesday night, temperatures in the Lower Hudson Valley sank to 9 degrees, prompting meteorologists to declare the cold front the worst in recent years.

Students at Nanuet High School were evacuated for about 10 minutes Tuesday morning due to a fire alarm, but didn't take to the outdoor sports fields as usual.

Instead, children and teachers waited out the alarm indoors at the nearby middle school due to the gelid weather, according to Cheryl Tully, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent.

Further south, authorities in Yonkers Tuesday closed Nepperhan Avenue mid-day for icicle removal.

A dusting of snow is expected Wednesday morning and early afternoon with a high of 20-degrees. Wednesday night, the temperature plunging down to ten, but wind chill factors may make it feel -2, according to the National Weather Service.

The warmest weather this week is expected to come Saturday afternoon, with a peak of about 25 degree—still a ways below freezing.

The freezing weather dovetails with a particularly strong flu season, which has officials in Westchester and White Plains administering free vaccinations later this week.

For tips on combating the cold and winterizing your home, click here.

dita von struedel van trappyodel January 23, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Try kerosene heaters.
JM January 24, 2013 at 12:22 AM
There is and there isn't smelly. NOAA measured sun spots this week and is contemplating a mini ice age by 2020. Truth is, climate changes. Always has. Always will. We don't live long enough to notice.
DeeplyConcernedabout T-town January 24, 2013 at 01:30 AM
BE CAREFUL USING KEROSENE! It requires fresh air to operate properly. It will create carbon monoxide if not properly vented. Not really meant for home use, but at construction sites.
Sami January 24, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Global warming doesnt mean that we will only get hot weather.
Walden Macnair January 24, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Smelly, You're confusing weather with climate. Although related climate change doesn't necessarily mean that it's going to be warm every day. But look around and you'll see the oceans rising, the droughts worsening and an overall shift in the climate. So today it's cold, tomorrow it will snow and then it will be sunny. That's weather, not climate.
Theresa Flora January 24, 2013 at 02:44 PM
Sami: ANY weather is now considered GW or "climate change". The biggest money making hoax in history. And your empty oil tank is probably Bush's fault.
dita von struedel van trappyodel January 24, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Climate change is a complete hoax. I have lived by the water for my entire life and sea level hasn't risen an inch. This is all a way fo Al Gore and the democrats to make money.
Sami January 24, 2013 at 03:37 PM
That is quite the assumption- you have no idea what my political views are. I'm not blaming anyone but the oil company who failed to follow through on their service agreement and deliver on time. Bush, Obama, Cuomo has nothing to do with any of it. And I disagree that any weather is considered GW, there are specific things happening that show there is a change in the climate. You can believe whatever you want, I dont really care, but dont put words, ideas or views in my mouth.
joe January 24, 2013 at 05:36 PM
I agree. Show me where sea levels have risen. I read in the Journal News (before I cancelled my subscription) that the water level in Larchmont Harbor has "risen 3 or 4 inches in the past few years". Oh really? But New Rochelle and Mamaroneck are excatly the same. Funny how water has changed it's gravitaional properties since Algore has gotten hold of it.
Theresa Flora January 24, 2013 at 05:57 PM
Sami: I was a HQ customer for many years before switching to gas, and they never missed a delivery. Besides, don't you keep track of such things? You had to know you didn't get a delivery. I hate when people can't take responsibility for their own actions, and/or lack of. That and your GW beliefs tells me plenty about your political views.
Scott Petricig January 24, 2013 at 06:01 PM
I'm sorry but you need to do some research on the subject. Global warming is an overall trend, it doesn't mean that every day of the year will be warmer than average. It only indicates that there will be extremes in the environment, whether it be temperature, storms, humidity, droughts, excess rain, etc. There are indications however that the overall average temperature across the globe has been rising in the past couple of centuries.
BG7 January 24, 2013 at 06:54 PM
Oh those climate scientists and flip-lopped hippies are millionaires now. Just like those evolutionary biologists, rolling in it. As an insect-control scientist I'm very concerned that some clear-thinking genius convinces Fox news that insects are a scam and a hoax. And when I want climate science, armchair Joe from Westchester who's been down the harbor twice is the go to guy. Gosh it must make you clever to be clevererer than those no-nothing science guys. No one is pulling the wool over your eyes eh? Except for yourself.
Yorktowner January 24, 2013 at 07:12 PM
Yeah, climate change is a hoax. Obama is an illegal immigrant working for ZOG. The holocaust never happened. And evolution is a crock. All true!
joe January 24, 2013 at 08:13 PM
Hey BG7, That's what you environmental wackos do; call people names to discredit anyone with a different opinion. I am a lot more than 'armchair' anyway. 1) I was quoting a newspaper that was at the "harbor twice" That's my point! 2) just asking how it's possible for the water in Larchmont to be 3 inches higher than the water in the next harbor? 3) Whether global warming (that's climate change for Algore followers) is real or not, means absolutely nothing if it's not man-made. The climate is always changing. And as someone said earlier, the globe has been warming for about 150 yrs (that's when the first SUVs were made)
BG7 January 24, 2013 at 08:23 PM
I didnt call you a name, I ridiculed your position. You, however, called me a name: "wacko". Thats calling people names. Aopparently I'm also an environmentlaist. That'll be news to my SUV and my oil boiler. And yes, ever since the industrial revolution (look up the dates) accelerated deforestation and atmospheric pollution, there's been the man-made consequences on the atmosphere, in addition to the global cycles. In fact, it would be an absolute bloody miracle if all that activity couldn't have affected the climate - unless some magician waved it all away?
joshua tanner January 24, 2013 at 08:27 PM
In the 70s the usual "experts" were warning about global cooling. Maybe their predictiosna re coming true now! From 1975... "There are ominous signs that the Earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production – with serious political implications for just about every nation on Earth. The drop in food output could begin quite soon, perhaps only 10 years from now. The regions destined to feel its impact are the great wheat-producing lands of Canada and the U.S.S.R. in the North, along with a number of marginally self-sufficient tropical areas – parts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indochina and Indonesia – where the growing season is dependent upon the rains brought by the monsoon..." http://denisdutton.com/cooling_world.htm
dita von struedel van trappyodel January 24, 2013 at 08:42 PM
well, I'll say it....joe is right - you guys are environmental wackos. For every "expert" you can produce who claims the earth is warming there is one who says the opposite. Water levels have not risen ... I've lived by the water my entire life, not just gone down to the harbor twice. Wackos.
BG7 January 24, 2013 at 09:01 PM
Thats right smelly, there's a 50:50 split on this amongst people who study it. You're good with numbers apparently.
BG7 January 24, 2013 at 09:04 PM
So Joe and Smelly - whats your take on semiconductor theory? You know what those semiconductor scientists are saying. I shake my head at their assertions. Oh wait - there's no political belief conflict there - so no need to get into conspiracy theory alternative explanantions right? Like wackos do.
Theresa Flora January 24, 2013 at 09:29 PM
Wackos, alarmists, loons. And then there are those who know the entire thing is a hoax, and are laughing all the way to the bank.
joe January 24, 2013 at 09:34 PM
Wrong again. I know nothing about semi conductors, and as far as I know Algore is not trying to change people's opinion on them, or "pull the wool over their eyes" I don't take my marching papers from people who have money to gain by their ridiculous alarmist theories. While our country is starving for jobs, in need of energy (oil, gas, nuclear - have you checked your enery bills BG?) we sit back and let the EPA ruin our lives, control our future, and tax our children.
Ray Jennings January 25, 2013 at 02:04 AM
Yes, a "money making hoax" where over 90% of the scientific community agrees that climate change is real. Do us a favor and leave the science to the people that have intelligence, you can go back to your Fox News channel.
Ray Jennings January 25, 2013 at 02:07 AM
I used to laugh, at ignorant people like yourself. Now I just find it sad how dumb this country is becoming.
Natasha January 25, 2013 at 02:51 AM
Global warming is an exaggeration. As fas as 'change', just call it weather and Mother Nature. Humans do not control it, or effect much of anything, so get over yourselves. The great Earth is pretty successful at fixing itself, reinvigorating and surviving. Hot, cold, wet, dry and so on. I suppose if more people drove Prius there would have been not hurricane Sandy. Enjoy the variations in weather, it's out of our control anyway.
John Gruber February 01, 2013 at 04:29 PM
If you people really think that all the pollution from 7 billion people isn't going to change our environment (and that includes our climate) you need to wake up and open a book
John Gruber February 01, 2013 at 04:30 PM
Yea because pollution from almost 8 billion people isn't going to change our environment one bit...
John Gruber February 01, 2013 at 04:33 PM
A) Arctic glaciers are receding by the year B) the past ten years was one of the warmest decades on record C) anyone who thinks the pollution we spew out isn't going to affect our environment has absolutely no business discussing climate change
John Gruber February 01, 2013 at 04:37 PM
Lets see, we got deforestation, pollution, overpopulation, acid rain, and deadlier natural disasters every year, but don't worry though, we have absolutely NO effect on the environment...
John Gruber February 01, 2013 at 04:39 PM
And just to prove you wrong, if it weren't for "climate change" we'd still be in an ice age. It's real, and we directly affect it with most of what I mentioned below (pollution, overpopulation)
John Gruber February 01, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Yes, a week in which its cold SOMEWHERE proves climate change is a hoax across the world, you're a scientific genius

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