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Posted on: January 5, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Bitter Cold, Dangerous Wind Chills for the weekend - be prepared!

It's cold, the wind chills make it even colder and we've got some blowing snow! Travel slowly, safely and bundle up! ❄️

A Wind Chill Warning will be in effect for Washington County from 1/5/2018 1:00 AM to 1/7/2018 7:00 AM.
* WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills expected which will cause
frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from 15 below zero to 40 below zero.
* WHEN...From 1 AM Friday to 7 AM Sunday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Brisk and gusty winds will cause some blowing and drifting of snow.

BE PREPARED! Dress appropriately for the bitter cold, prepare your home and vehicle and be sure to heat safely! Check out our Extreme Cold Weather Safety Tips and the NWS's Dress for the Cold infographic - #share #prepare !

DPS - Extreme Cold Weather Safety Info - 2017Winter-Dress-Infographic

WARMING CENTERS:

  • The Middle Falls Fire Department will have its doors open as a warming shelter starting at 6:00 PM on Friday, going right through their scheduled breakfast on Sunday morning. If you need to get out of the cold, are having home heating issues or know anyone who needs assistance stop in or call the station at (518) 692-2830. Please spread the word for us. We will have the heat and lights on and a hot cup of coffee or cocoa for you. Thank you and please stay warm.
  • In need of a warm place, call our office at (518)747-3325, we'll do our best to direct you to a local warming center location or to other assistance! 

CLOSINGS:

Stay warm, heat safely!

#weatherready #wrn #brrr #dressforthecold #heatsafely

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