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DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS THIS MORNING

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Wind Chill Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
349 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

…DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS THIS MORNING…

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY…

* LOCATIONS…NEW YORK CITY…LONG ISLAND AND PORTIONS OF
NORTHEASTERN NEW JERSEY.

* HAZARD TYPES…DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS.

* TIMING…THIS MORNING.

* WIND CHILL…15 TO 24 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* IMPACTS…THE FRIGID CONDITIONS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE
VENTURING OUTSIDE. PROLONGED EXPOSURE MAY CAUSE FROSTBITE. THE
COMBINATION OF VERY LOW WIND CHILLS AND FRIGID AIR TEMPERATURES
HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO RESULT IN FROZEN PIPES…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.
OUTDOOR EXPOSURE SHOULD BE LIMITED. IF YOU ARE HEADING OUTDOORS…
DRESS IN LAYERS AND KEEP YOUR HANDS AND HEAD COVERED TO PROTECT
AGAINST FROSTBITE