Temperatures in Ithaca, above

Ithaca, N.Y. — Temperatures in Ithaca continue to play a game of limbo — and, yes, we’re impressed by how low they can go.

Temperatures in Ithaca, above. (Courtesy of Jackie Popp/Flickr)

Wind chill values in Ithaca hit -27 degrees Friday morning. Without the wind chill factor, we were around -10 degrees earlier today, according to the National Weather Service.

There’s no indication when temperatures will relent, but we are expecting to get 3 to 5 inches of snow Saturday and Saturday night, the weather service says.

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A look into next week isn’t all too promising, either. We’re slated to have a low of -5 degrees this upcoming Wednesday, for instance.

Even worse news: March is expected to be colder than usual, the weather service out of Binghamton — the closest one to Ithaca — said today.

Here’s their statement:

So the question we’re most asked is “When is this cold going to end?” Well, according to the Climate Prediction Center, not too soon. The picture shows the latest temperature forecast for March, and it’s expected to be below normal. Ready for more snow and cold, or do you want Spring to come early.

Anyway, here’s the latest NWS briefing:

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.