- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Upstate New York communities are preparing for bitterly cold weather this week by opening extra shelters and warming centers.

In Buffalo, Albany, Glens Falls and Saratoga Springs, Code Blue programs have been activated. The program provides emergency shelter for the homeless when the temperature falls below 10 degrees, either with or without wind chill.

The National Weather Service says a long-duration arctic outbreak will continue through the week, producing wind chill values below zero most nights.

The weather service predicts temperatures falling to zero to 5 below Tuesday night in western New York, with wind making it feel like 15 below.

Central and eastern New York are also under wind chill watches or advisories.

Low temperatures early Tuesday morning ranged from the single digits from Albany to Buffalo to minus-22 in Saranac Lake.


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