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Bitterly cold temperature hitting the region

December 14th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The National Weather Service is calling for bitter cold winds across Maryland beginning tonight, with a potential for wintry precipitation Saturday and Sunday. A wind chill advisory, issued when wind chill temperatures are forecast to range from -5ºF to -20ºF, has been issued for Garrett County beginning 2 a.m. Thursday. While other areas of the state are not currently included in this advisory, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is cautioning residents to guard against frostbite, hypothermia and other related issues.

 

Health and Mental Hygiene monitors temperature conditions and incidences of cold-related illnesses and deaths. The department began issuing weekly reports December 7, 2016. The reports provide guidance and information about deaths and illness caused by extreme cold in the region. The site also includes the department’s Extreme Cold Emergency Plan and fact sheets on cold weather health issues, carbon monoxide, driving tips for extreme cold weather and the warning signs of a heart attack.

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