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Wind Chill Advisory posted as dangerous cold grips the Capital Region

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A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service in Albany, NY. The advisory remains in effect through 9 AM EST Saturday morning, for the Capital Region and surrounding areas.

The advisory has been issued in response to the following potentially dangerous conditions…

  • High temperatures Friday between 5 below and 5 above zero.
  • Low temperatures Friday night between 5 below and 15 below zero (lower in the Adirondacks and north country).
  • Northwest winds of 10 to 20 MPH today with higher gusts to near 25 MPH possible at times.
  • Variable winds at 5 to 10 MPH expected overnight tonight.
  • Wind chill equivalent temperatures between 15 and 30 below zero at times (may be as low as 40 below zero over portions of the Adirondacks and north country).

Frostbite and hypothermia can occur very quickly when the body is exposed to such harshly cold conditions. Animals should not be left outside in such conditions for extended periods of time either. The less time spent exposed to the cold, the better. Below are some safety tips for how to prepare for the cold weather should outdoor time be necessary.

  • Dress in layers of clothing, as opposed to one or two single bulky garments. Several layers will help retain body heat more efficiently.
  • A hat, scarf, and gloves should be worn at all times.
  • Bodily extremities, such as the fingers, toes, nose, and ears are susceptible to frostbite very quickly in such conditions.
  • The body loses a great majority of its heat through the head.
  • Breathing in such cold air for extended durations can cause damage to the lungs, hence a scarf should be utilized.

Those thought to be experiencing hypothermia or frostbite should seek appropriate medical attention immediately. These are very serious conditions that can lead to severe health issues if not addressed and treated in a timely manor. For more information on winter weather safety, view this informative online pamphlet on Winter Storms: The Deceptive Killers.

Official weather watches, warnings, and statements should be obtained from the National Weather Service by clicking the link in the useful links section below.

Useful links...

Capital Region Weather Examiner Home Page
Capital Region Weather Examiner Facebook page
Current Surface Weather Map
Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC) Surface Weather Map 48 hour loop forecast
Albany, NY office of the National Weather Service



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