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NWS Issues Wind Chill Advisory For Mountains

December 14th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO 6 AM EST FRIDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 45 TO 50 MPH. THE
  HIGHEST GUSTS WILL BE ACROSS ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2500 FEET
  OVERNIGHT THROUGH MIDDAY THURSDAY. WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 20
  MPH LATER THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO THURSDAY NIGHT.

* WIND CHILL...10 TO 20 DEGREES BELOW ZERO FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE
  2500 FEET.

* TIMING...OVERNIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...EXTREMELY LOW WIND CHILLS PRESENT A THREAT FOR THE
  RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA.

* TEMPERATURES...LOWS TONIGHT IN THE SINGLE DIGITS TO LOWER TEENS.
  HIGHS THURSDAY IN THE TEENS. LOWS THURSDAY NIGHT 5 BELOW ZERO TO
  FIVE ABOVE ZERO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES.

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