A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued from midnight tonight through noon on Monday. Wind chill values of -20F are possible during the period.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
The information below is shared from the Centers for Disease Control. Find this information, and more, at: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/duringstorm/outdoorsafety.html
Dress Warmly and Stay Dry
- a hat
- a scarf or knit mask to cover face and mouth
- sleeves that are snug at the wrist
- mittens (they are warmer than gloves)
- water-resistant coat and boots
- several layers of loose-fitting clothing
- Inner Layer: Wear fabrics that will hold more body heat and don’t absorb moisture. Wool, silk, or polypropylene will hold more body heat than cotton.
- Insulation Layer: An insulation layer will help you retain heat by trapping air close to your body. Natural fibers, like wool or goose down, or a classic fleece work best.
- Outer Layer: The outermost layer helps protect you from wind, rain, and snow. It should be tightly woven, and preferably water and wind resistant, to reduce loss of body heat.
- Stay dry—wet clothing chills the body rapidly.
- Excess perspiration will increase heat loss, so remove extra layers of clothing whenever you feel too warm.
- Also, avoid getting gasoline or alcohol on your skin while de-icing and fueling your car or using a snow blower. These materials in contact with the skin greatly increase heat loss from the body.
- Do not ignore shivering. It’s an important first sign that the body is losing heat. Persistent shivering is a signal to return indoors.
Avoid Frostbite and Hypothermia
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for the overnight into Wednesday morning, with wind chills of -10F to -20F creating dangerous conditions for folks who might be outdoors for an extended period.
Avoid prolonged exposure of bare skin, dress in layers, and be prepared with extra clothes and blankets if you need to travel during this period.