WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Temperatures have plunged well below zero across northern New York, with dangerously low wind-chill conditions reported in areas near the Canadian border.

The National Weather Service says the temperature was minus 32 degrees at 6 a.m. Thursday in Watertown, near Lake Ontario's eastern shore 65 miles (104 kilometers) north of Syracuse.

Meteorologists say pre-dawn lows dipped to minus 18 along the St. Lawrence River, where the wind chill made it feel like 34 below zero.

In Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks, the low plunged to 21 below, with the wind chill making it feel like minus 40.

Other low temperatures across upstate New York ranged from 1 above in Buffalo to minus 4 in Albany.

Forecasts call for the arctic conditions to continue through the long New Year's weekend.

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