The start of a new year is usually the time where we try to change or get rid of the negatives in our lives. Well, we are keeping the negative temperatures and the same arctic cold air around. Thanks to a dip in the jet stream, cold air from Canada is pushing all the way to the Gulf Coast.
With this cold air moving in to much of the Lower 48, even a light when will make it feel drastically colder. Wind Chill Alerts are posted from border to border and from Montana to Maine. In some spots of the High Plains, being outside with exposed skin for just 10 minutes can lead to frostbite and hypothermia.
A Midnight, many of the county will be starting off 2018 in the single digits if not below zero.
Factor in the winds and it’s going to feel like a bone chilling -8 in the Big Apple and even 9 degrees in Jackson.
The highs for New Year’s Day will still be teeth chattering.
Much of the country will kick off 2018 about 30 to 15 degrees below average.
The cold look to start around too for the east into the start of the new year too. Looks like those heavy winter coats won’t be getting a break any time soon.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Kate Mantych.