Take The New Wind Chill Warning Seriously In CNY
The previous wind chill watch has been upgraded to a wind chill warning from 10 pm tonight until 7 am Sunday.
The National Weather Service out of Binghamton says 'this incoming blast of Arctic air will be the coldest so far this winter, and low temperatures will persist through the weekend. Prolonged very cold air could lead to problems with frozen pipes if preventive measures are not taken. Improper use of alternative heat sources could result in carbon monoxide poisoning.
WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills expected. The dangerously cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from 10 below zero to 30 below zero, with lowest values occurring late Friday through early Saturday.
WHERE... Oneida, Yates, Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Tompkins, Cortland, Chenango, Tioga and Broome Counties.
WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 7 AM Sunday.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The dangerously cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin, especially late Friday through early Saturday. Also, the very cold air could cause freezing of vulnerable exposed plumbing, if preventive measures are not taken.
Here's a look at the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.
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