Posted 200 days ago – National Weather Service
Wind Chill values are improving across the area as temperatures climb. Wind chills are still below zero across the area, but have climbed above warning criteria in most places. The warning will be allowed to expire on schedule this evening.
Wind Chill Warning remains in effect until 7 pm EST this evening.
A Wind Chill Warning remains in effect until 7 pm EST this evening.
- Wind Chill values: Wind chills across the area range from one to 17 degrees below zero this afternoon, and will continue to improve this evening.
A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air and strong winds will create dangerously low wind chill values. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken.
- Before winter approaches, add the following supplies to your emergency kit:
- Rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency for a complete list of recommended products.
- Sand to improve traction.
- Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment.
- Sufficient heating fuel. You may become isolated in your home and regular fuel sources may be cut off. Store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove.
- Adequate clothing and blankets to keep you warm.
- What to do before winter storms and extreme cold.
- Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can bring on a heart attack - a major cause of death in the winter. If you must shovel snow, stretch before going outside.
- Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly.
- Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately.
- Conserve fuel, if necessary, by keeping your residence cooler than normal. Temporarily close off heat to some rooms.
- What to do during winter storms and extreme cold.
What is a Wind Chill Warning?
Wind chill temperatures reaching or exceeding locally defined warning criteria (typical value is -18°F or colder) Source: nws.noaa.gov