Frozen fountain in NYC's Bryant Park pic.twitter.com/yWa7L7SQyi— TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 15, 2016
Most New Yorkers would probably have taken a hand-warming moment over a heart-warming one this Valentine’s Day.
The frigid cold air that froze the NYC area this weekend resulted in the coldest Valentine’s Day the city has ever seen. The low temperature on Sunday hit a bone-chilling -1 degree in Central Park on Sunday, beating the previous record of two degrees set exactly 100 years ago on February 14, 1916. (As if World War One wasn’t enough to deal with!)
This Sunday also marked the first time that the temperature in New York dipped below zero in over 22 years.
But at least the cold weather didn’t stick around for long. Temperatures are expected to climb as high as the low 50s by the end of the week after we get through today’s heavy rain and strong wind.
Heaviest Rain is at 3pm This Afternoon! pic.twitter.com/hQCQmVEHQU— Bill Evans (@Evansweather) February 16, 2016