Early Friday, the National Weather Service reported what seemed more like a typical spring morning: rain, fog and a temperature of 57 degrees in Central Park.
The situation drastically changed 24 hours later, with a bone-chilling temperature of just 7 degrees under cloudy skies — marking the first time the city experienced single-digit temperatures since Jan. 31, 2019.
Elsewhere in the state, the heavy snow hitting western New York — described by Gov. Hochul as “one of the worst in history” — forced the closures of several roads and Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The storm continues to bring heavy snow and freezing temperatures to much of the country.