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National Weather Service Issues Wind Chill Warning For Weekend

Feb 12, 2016 09:58AM ● By Bill Gilman
You may want to cuddle up a little closer with your Valentine this weekend.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning for most of Massachusetts for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13-14.
Temperatures are expected to drop to 8 degrees below zero Saturday night, while the wind chill is expected to plummet to life-threatening levels at 25-30 degrees below zero and, in some isolated cases, 35 degrees below zero.
Residents are advised stay indoors if at all possible and to take all safety precautions necessary to keep themselves, their families, their neighbors and their pets safe.
Frostbite can occur in less than 10 minutes.
The complete National Weather Service Wind Chill Warning reads, as follows:
* LOCATIONS...THIS WIND CHILL WARNING INCLUDES MOST OF
  MASSACHUSETTS EXCEPT FOR THE SOUTH COAST. IT ALSO INCLUDES THE
  NORTHERN HALF OF RHODE ISLAND AS WELL AS NORTHERN CONNECTICUT.

* HAZARD TYPES...LIFE THREATENING WIND CHILLS AND NEAR RECORD
  COLD AIR TEMPERATURES.

* WIND CHILL READINGS...WIND CHILLS BETWEEN 20 AND 30 BELOW ZERO
  WITH PERHAPS A FEW LOCATIONS BRIEFLY APPROACHING 35 BELOW ZERO.

* TIMING...THE WORST OF THE WIND CHILLS WILL OCCUR SATURDAY NIGHT
  INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...WIND CHILLS THIS COLD CAN BRING ON FROSTBITE IN AS
  LITTLE AS 10 MINUTES! OUTDOOR EXPOSURE SHOULD BE LIMITED IN
  THESE CONDITIONS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* AIR TEMPERATURES...TEMPERATURES SAT NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING
  WILL FALL TO NEAR RECORD COLD VALUES OF 5 BELOW TO 5 ABOVE
  ZERO ALONG THE COAST...TO 5 BELOW TO 15 BELOW INLAND.

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