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This New Year's Eve will be Cincinnati's coldest in 50 years

Posted at 11:58 PM, Dec 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-30 23:58:21-05

CINCINNATI -- If you won’t be snuggled up on your couch on New Year’s Eve, you’ll need to bundle up.

Arctic air coupled with single-digit wind chills will make this New Year’s Eve Cincinnati’s coldest in 50 years.

Scott Hascher knows a little bit about how to stay warm. Hascher, Fountain Square’s ice rink guard, recommends layers -- lots and lots of layers.

“If you're cold, you're miserable because the first thing to go are the extremities, it's going to be fingers and toes,” Hascher said.

If you’re planning on ringing in the new year at Fountain Square, Hascher recommends wearing several pairs of gloves and socks. Most importantly, he said, don’t let the cold ruin your fun.

"Just bundle up, layer up. Come down and have a good time. It's a great place to be,” he said.

Dr. Monica Sullivan urges partygoers to pay attention to their alcohol consumption. It may make you feel warmer, but it’s only an illusion.

"You may be feeling that warm fuzzy feeling, but losing heat at an accelerated rate on the outside,” Sullivan said.

Bitter cold temperatures will be here as you ring in the New Year Sunday night:

  • 8 p.m.: 9 degrees, wind chill 0
  • 10 p.m.: 7 degrees, wind chill -3
  • Midnight: 5 degrees, wind chill -6