For anyone planning to be out in NYC on New Year’s Eve, bundle up! Especially if you’ll be standing outside to watch the ball drop in Times Square.
According to AccuWeather, the temperature in Times Square at midnight will likely be in the teens. If the temperature drops to 14 degrees Fahrenheit or below it will be one of the top 3 coldest New Year’s Eve recorded.
Usually around this time in NYC the temperatures are in the high 20’s, but the current forecast for midnight, Jan. 1, is predicted to be 11 degrees! In addition to the bitter cold temperature there will be wind chills of -5 to -10 degrees Fahrenheit.
The top 5 coldest New Year’s Eve temperatures currently recorded are:
- 1917: 1 degree Fahrenheit
- 1962: 11 degrees Fahrenheit
- 1976 & 1996: 15 degrees Fahrenheit
- 1997: 17 degrees Fahrenheit
- 1939 & 2008: 18 degrees Fahrenheit
Stay warm and layer up!
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