Wind Chill Advisory for Massachusetts

This alert expired on Jan 4, 2014 9:00 AM EST ·
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Alert area: Central Middlesex County; Eastern Essex; Eastern Franklin; Eastern Hampden; Eastern Hampshire; Northern Worcester; Northwest Middlesex County; Southeast Middlesex; Southern Worcester; Western Essex; Western Franklin; Western Hampden; Western Hampshire; Western Norfolk
Posted Jan 4, 2014 3:54 AM EST

Bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills into mid morning.

Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 9 am EST this morning.

  • Locations: southern New Hampshire and most of Massachusetts along and north of the Mass Pike.
  • Hazard types: bitterly cold wind chills.
  • Timing: into mid morning.
  • Winds: northwest 5 to 10 mph.
  • Wind Chill readings, as low as 24 below.
  • Impacts: dangerously cold wind chills will result in a risk of frostbite on exposed flesh.

A Wind Chill Advisory is issued when the wind chill index is likely to reach -15 to -24 degrees for at least 3 hours.

Frostbite can develop in just 30 minutes with a wind chill Index of -20. If you are heading outdoors, dress in layers and wear a hat and gloves.

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