Be Careful Out There - It's Cooold

Be Careful Out There - It's Cooold

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If you're planning outdoor activities this week over the long New Year's weekend, state officials say to be careful out there.

Extremely cold temperatures are expected and wind chill warnings and advisories are posted for most of the Adirondacks and northern New York.

A wind chill warning for St. Lawrence County starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday and stays in effect until 7 a.m. Friday. A warning for Jefferson and Lewis counties starts at the same time and ends at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Higher elevations could see wind chills from 15 to 25 degrees below zero.

Forecasters say dangerous conditions likely will develop Wednesday night and into Thursday.

High temperatures through the weekend are forecast to be in single digits above and below zero, while lows are predicted to reach 20 below zero or colder.

At the summit of Mount Marcy on Wednesday, the weather service predicts a low temperature of minus 13. 

Coupled with 32-mile-per-hour winds, it will feel like 43 below zero atop the state's highest mountain.

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