New York Temperatures Rival Record for Coldest April (Update1)
By Courtney Dentch
April 10 (Bloomberg) -- The groundhog's prediction for an early spring is proving wrong in New York City, where a cold front has kept temperatures about 7 degrees below the historical average this month, the National Weather Service said.
Just 10 days into April, temperatures have averaged 42 degrees Fahrenheit (5.5 Celsius), about one degree warmer than the average for April 1874, the coldest on record, said Michael Silva, meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Upton, New York, station.
``A polar vortex that originated from northern Canada dropped south and parked itself over the northern U.S.,'' Silva said. ``Temperatures are starting to creep back up, but we're still about 5 degrees below normal today.''
Boston has also seen temperatures about 7 degrees below normal, while Chicago has averaged about 5 degrees below normal since the beginning of April.
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