People who work outdoors in Burlington, Vermont have some ideas about dealing with the cold.
And wind chills could intermittently swoop as low as negative 40 or even negative 50 degrees in the region before January 5, Grafenauer said.
But your frigid toes have nothing on the Adirondacks.
Feel like temperatures this morning are expected to be between -5 and 5 degrees.
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will average 15 to 20 degrees below normal.
Frostbite and hypothermia can happen in a matter of less than 30 minutes in those temperatures, according to the weather service.
"There is still uncertainty with the track of the low, which will determine the amount of snowfall", the weather service's New York office said in a hazardous weather outlook issued Wednesday for New York City, the lower Hudson Valley and northeastern sections of New Jersey. The misery is expected to continue for days, if not weeks.
"A very deep upper level trough is pushing colder air all the way down through the southern plains and the Southeastern United States", she said. Or maybe just stay inside. In general, forecast high temperatures will be in the 20s for the foreseeable future - potentially through the first weekend of 2018.
Local meteorologist Matt Kelsch said the city of Boulder received 6.5 inches of snow as of 7 a.m., with 0.73 inches of liquid.
However, the forecast is not a sure thing and will likely change over the next few days, the weather service warned.
Wear multiple items of clothing to cover all skin, including layers of synthetic or wool winter clothing, warm socks and winter boots.
This is no time to bring young children out for an extended period of time.
Avoid high elevation summits and other exposed areas. Skies will undergo gradual clearing into this afternoon and evening with daytime highs topping off in the 40s to low 50s across the Piedmont and 30s in the mountains.