A break from record-setting cold

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 February 2015 at 12:00 am

However, winter weather advisory in effect until Sunday morning, more cold on Monday

Photos by Tom Rivers  – A snow-covered field is pictured along Maple Street in Barre on Friday afternoon. This photo was taken from Johnny Cake Lane.

This weekend is providing a much-needed break from the brutally cold temperatures this past week. The plummeting mercury set records in the Northeast.

The minus 6 for a low in Buffalo on Thursday broke the record of minus 5 set in 1944. Rochester broke its record for lowest temperatures with minus 7 on Friday, dropping below the minus 4 set in 1934.

New York City also set new records for the deep freeze. The 9 degrees on Thursday broke the record of 11 degrees in 1959, and the 2 degrees on Friday was less than the 7-degree record in 1950, according to the National Weather Service.

Today is forecast for a high of 26 in Orleans County followed by a high of 22 on Sunday. However, the temperatures will fall to a high of 4 degrees on Monday with a low of minus 3.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Orleans County and Western New York until 10 a.m. Sunday due to snow and freezing drizzle. The area could get 2 to 5 inches of snow.

Nature has found a way to stand tall despite the punishing winter. This picture was taken along Johnny Cake Lane on Friday in Barre.