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Wind Chill Warning

Statement as of 3:32 PM EST on February 12, 2016

Expires 1:00 PM EST on February 14, 2016


... Wind chill warning remains in effect from 1 PM Saturday to
1 PM EST Sunday...

* locations... Mohawk Valley... greater capital region... Lake
George Saratoga region... Mid Hudson valley... Taconics...
Berkshires and Litchfield Hills.

* Hazard types... dangerous to potentially life threatening wind
chills.

* Wind chill readings... as low as 25 below to 45 below.

* Timing... Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.

* Impacts... wind chills will reach dangerous to potentially life
threatening levels. Frigid temperatures have the potential to
result in frozen pipes... frostbite and hypothermia in a short
amount of time.

* Winds... northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Temperatures... 5 below to 20 below by Saturday night.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A wind chill warning means the combination of very cold air and
strong winds will create dangerously low wind chill values. This
will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia or death if
precautions are not taken.





Special Statement

Statement as of 12:28 PM EST on February 12, 2016


... Potentially life threatening situation with extreme cold this
weekend...

* temperatures this weekend will fall into the single digits and
below zero across all of eastern New York and western New
England. Valley locations will average between 5 and 10 degrees
for high temperatures while higher terrain will remain at or
below zero. Overnight lows will drop below zero.

* Northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph will result in wind chill values
between 25 and 45 degrees below zero... with the coldest values
across the higher terrain. These values will result in frostbite
to occur in 10 minutes or less on exposed skin. Residents are
highly encouraged to take proper precautions with limiting
exposed skin.

* If you have not done so already... be sure to cover exposed pipes
to reduce the threat of frozen pipes or pipe bursts.

* Ensure your furnaces are in working order. Follow manufactures
instructions or utilize a qualified technician to ensure proper
and safe operation of your furnace.

* Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves... a hat and
several layers of clothing.

* Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent
pipes from freezing.

* Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame
to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these
practices.

* Never use a generator near or inside your home. Carbon monoxide
poisoning is deadly. Check or install Carbon monoxide
detectors.

* Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has
a winter safety kit that includes a blanket... warm clothes and
gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded.

* Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to
cold.



1228 PM EST Fri Feb 12 2016

... Potentially life threatening situation with extreme cold this
weekend...

* temperatures this weekend will fall into the single digits and
below zero across all of eastern New York and western New
England. Valley locations will average between 5 and 10 degrees
for high temperatures while higher terrain will remain at or
below zero. Overnight lows will drop below zero.

* Northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph will result in wind chill values
between 25 and 45 degrees below zero... with the coldest values
across the higher terrain. These values will result in frostbite
to occur in 10 minutes or less on exposed skin. Residents are
highly encouraged to take proper precautions with limiting
exposed skin.

* If you have not done so already... be sure to cover exposed pipes
to reduce the threat of frozen pipes or pipe bursts.

* Ensure your furnaces are in working order. Follow manufactures
instructions or utilize a qualified technician to ensure proper
and safe operation of your furnace.

* Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves... a hat and
several layers of clothing.

* Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent
pipes from freezing.

* Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame
to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these
practices.

* Never use a generator near or inside your home. Carbon monoxide
poisoning is deadly. Check or install Carbon monoxide
detectors.

* Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has
a winter safety kit that includes a blanket... warm clothes and
gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded.

* Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to
cold.


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Arizona - Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - High Surf Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Colorado - Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Wind Chill Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement
Delaware - Wind Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory
District of Columbia - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Florida - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
Georgia - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Guam - High Surf Advisory
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory
Idaho - Special Statement , Record Report
Illinois - Flood Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement
Indiana - Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Wind Chill Advisory
Kentucky - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Maine - Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory, Winter Storm Watch , Wind Chill Warning , Wind Chill Warning, Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Warning, Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement
Maryland - Wind Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory, Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Warning , Special Statement
Michigan - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Warning
Minnesota - Winter Storm Watch , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Storm Watch, Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning
Montana - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Nebraska - Special Statement
Nevada - Record Report
New Hampshire - Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Warning , Special Statement
New Jersey - Wind Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Warning , Special Statement
New York - Wind Chill Warning , Wind Chill Warning, Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Warning, Wind Chill Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Ohio - Wind Chill Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Warning, Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement
Oregon - Beach Hazard Statement , Air Stagnation Advisory , Record Report
Pennsylvania - Wind Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Warning, Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Warning , Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Warning, Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Wind Chill Warning, Lake Effect Snow Warning
Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement
Rhode Island - Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Warning
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
South Dakota - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory
Tennessee - Flood Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory, Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory
Vermont - Wind Chill Warning , Special Statement
Virginia - Wind Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory, Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Washington - Areal Flood Watch , Air Stagnation Advisory , Public Information Statement
West Virginia - Wind Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory, Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Wisconsin - Wind Chill Advisory
Wyoming - High Wind Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report

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