Daily Archives: December 22, 2008

New York Colder than Antarctica (12.22.08)

I wish I was in Antarctica, where it’s warmer today. I’m not kidding. I checked the temperature. At a frigid 15 degrees (feels like -4), New York City is 20 degrees colder than Antarctica, which at McMerdo station is supposed to be 35 today. You could hop on a cruise ship and find yourself amid soaring glaciers and ice flows and you’d still be warmer than in Times Square.

The coldest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica was -129F and the coldest temp recorded in New York was -52F in 1979. I can’t really believe that but it’s in a USA Today article here.

Weekend NYC Snow

Weekend NYC Snow

Antarctica last week, courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions and photographer Sisse Brimberg

Antarctica last week, courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions and photographer Sisse Brimberg

Snow at Gramercy Park

Snow at Gramercy Park this morning.

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