Ditch “Killer Cotton” for Woolies: NWS Wind Chill Advisory

From the National Weather Service in Burlington:
331 AM EST TUE JAN 22 2013

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM
EST WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON HAS ISSUED A WIND
CHILL ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
7 PM EST WEDNESDAY.

* LOCATIONS…WESTERN…CENTRAL…AND SOUTH-CENTRAL VERMONT…AND
THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY OF VERMONT AND NEW YORK.

* HAZARD TYPES…DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL READINGS.

* WIND CHILL READINGS…GENERALLY 20 TO 25 BELOW TONIGHT AND
WEDNESDAY DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF TEMPERATURES NEAR OR BELOW
ZERO AND NORTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH THROUGH MUCH OF THE
PERIOD.

* IMPACTS…THREAT OF FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA. FOR THOSE
VENTURING OUT…WEAR A WARM COAT…GLOVES AND COVER YOUR HEAD TO
PROTECT AGAINST FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA. LIMIT AREAS OF
EXPOSED SKIN. DRESSING IN LAYERS CAN ALSO HELP PROTECT YOU
AGAINST THE COLD. LIMIT TIME OUTDOORS IF POSSIBLE.

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.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Carole Yahoo on January 22, 2013 at 16:15

    Whoa! Serious.

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    Carole Gaudet Clear Writing for Clean Energy

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