Be Careful Out There

07 Jan, 2014

By editor

cold from inside


Here’s the uh, chilling message from the National Weather service for Tuesday:


WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS

EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY...SOUTHWEST CONNECTICUT...AND

SOUTHEAST NEW YORK EXCEPT FOR EASTERN LONG ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES...BITTER COLD AND WIND.

* WIND CHILL VALUES...AS 15 TO 25 BELOW ZERO IN ORANGE...PUTNAM

AND WESTERN PASSAIC COUNTIES...AND 15 BELOW ELSEWHERE.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...3 TO 16 ABOVE.

* TIMING...TODAY.

* IMPACTS...PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THE BITTER COLD AND WIND COULD

LEAD TO FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA.

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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