Icy Temperatures Chill the Bones of New Yorkers This Halloween


Outdoor Halloween decorations get covered with snow as it falls Saturday Oct. 29, 2011 in New York. A classic nor’easter is moving along the East Coast and is expected to dump anywhere from a dusting of snow to about 10 inches throughout the region starting Saturday, a decidedly unseasonal date for a type of storm more associated with midwinter. AP Photo

Decoded Science | Oct 30, 2011

by Tricia Edgar

In New York, it’s beginning to feel a lot like … Halloween? Bone-chilling cold is gripping the state, with temperatures dipping below 40 degrees. Cold, steady rain and snow flurries fell on New York this week as the temperature hovered around the freezing point. On Halloween, the temperature will rise a little and the high will be closer to 50 degrees, but the layered costume is still a fashionable and functional must this Halloween.

This Halloween howler is wreaking havoc on Occupy Wall Street protesters as well, although thermal images of the area show that most have continued to stay outdoors.

Snowstorm in the Northeast

A fall storm is snarling traffic and creating dangerous walking and driving conditions across the Northeast.  Blizzard-like conditions were reported on Saturday night, and power was out in nearly 2 million homes.

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