As bitter cold sweeps most of the nation, what is the coldest temperature ever recorded in the Empire State?

Yes, the Polar Vortex is back. While it is cold here in the Capital Region, it is nothing close to record breaking cold that is covering most of the country. The Weather Channel is calling this the 'coldest arctic outbreak' in 20 years. So what is the coldest temperature ever recorded in the state of New York?

First, of course it was recorded in Upstate New York in the Adirondacks. Second, the actual number is mind blowing. The New York record low -52 degrees recorded on February 18, 1979 in Old Forge, according to ABC 7. That is coooolld. In fact, ABC says that is the 11th coldest temp on record in the United States. The #1 recorded belongs to Alaska at -80. Brrr.

Stay warm out there folks, and get ready for even colder weather here in New York over the next few days.