SARANAC LAKE - The National Weather Service has issued wind child advisories for the eastern half of upstate New York, where brisk winds made it feel like 25 to 35 below zero in some northern areas.
Forecasters say today's daytime temperatures won't break much above zero in the Tri-Lakes or the teens in most upstate areas. Wind gusts of up to 30 mph later in the day will make it feel even colder in the Adirondacks, where the pre-dawn temperature plunged to minus 31 in the Saranac Lake area.
Low temperatures from Syracuse east are in the single digits or below zero.
Stephen Keeping of Ottawa rides down Pine Street in Saranac Lake on a frigid Wednesday afternoon. Keeping, who started in Ottawa on Monday, is hoping to bike all the way to Florida in just three weeks. He planned to stay in Lake Placid Wednesday night.
(Enterprise photo — Mike Lynch)
The weather service says conditions will warm up a bit over the weekend, with highs hitting the teens and 20s. Temperatures in the 30s and 40s are expected in some upstate areas next week.