Sunday, December 11, 1977

New Yorkers Start Bundling Up As a National Cold Snap Arrives

Plunging temperatures, exacerbated by gusty winds, sent New Yorkers rummaging through trunks and closets for gloves, scarves and earmuffs as the vanguard of a national deep freeze moved into town yesterday.

A low of 20 degrees was reported at La Guardia. Wind gusts of up to 32 miles an hour created a wind-chill factor of 9 degrees below zero, providing doormen, taxi drivers, sidewalk santas and strangers with instant conversational commiseration.

excerpt from NYT 12/11/77

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