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Posted on: February 11, 2016

[ARCHIVED] The Extreme Cold Weather has arrived - Be safe, stay warm, heat safely!

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The National Weather Service is advising our area is set to experience extreme cold weather into and over the weekend.

A Wind Chill Watch will be in effect from 2/13/2016 1:00 PM to 2/14/2016 1:00 PM EST for Washington County. Alert link:

We can expect Extreme Cold this weekend, daily average temperatures will be 10 degrees F or less Friday through Monday. Gusty winds this weekend / dangerously cold wind chills. The Timing of Extreme Cold is expected Friday through Monday.

Potential Impacts:
- Frostbite and hypothermia possible for those without proper protection from the cold
- Possible increase in fires from alternative heating sources or people trying to thaw frozen
pipes with blow torches
- Possible carbon monoxide poisoning from alternative heating sources
- Possible vehicle failure
- Possible water main breaks and pipe bursts

Stay tuned to your local news / weather media outlets for the latest up to date information.

Be safe, stay warm, heat safely!

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