ALERT: Wind Chill Advisory Issued for Jefferson County, Surrounding Areas

NWS_LogoJEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

The National Weather Service issued the following Urgent Winter Weather Message at 4:08 a.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2015:

Wind Chill Advisory
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
408 AM EST WED FEB 18 2015

TUSCARAWAS-CARROLL-COLUMBIANA-COSHOCTON-HARRISON-JEFFERSON OH-
MUSKINGUM-GUERNSEY-BELMONT-NOBLE-MONROE-MERCER-VENANGO-FOREST-
LAWRENCE-BUTLER-CLARION-JEFFERSON PA-BEAVER-ALLEGHENY-ARMSTRONG-
INDIANA-WASHINGTON-GREENE-WESTMORELAND-FAYETTE-HANCOCK-BROOKE-
OHIO-MARSHALL-WETZEL-MARION-MONONGALIA-

TIONESTA…NEW CASTLE…BUTLER…CLARION…BROOKVILLE…BEAVER…
PITTSBURGH METRO AREA…KITTANNING…INDIANA…WASHINGTON…
WAYNESBURG…GREENSBURG…LATROBE…UNIONTOWN…WEIRTON…
BETHANY…WHEELING…MOUNDSVILLE…NEW MARTINSVILLE…FAIRMONT…
MORGANTOWN
408 AM EST WED FEB 18 2015

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM THURSDAY TO NOON EST FRIDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM THURSDAY TO NOON EST FRIDAY.

* WIND CHILL…10 TO 24 BELOW ZERO.

* WINDS…WEST 5 TO 15 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…11 BELOW TO 6 ABOVE ZERO.

* IMPACTS…FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA ARE POSSIBLE IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WIND WILL PRODUCE LOW WIND CHILL INDICES. THIS COULD RESULT IN FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU DRESS PROPERLY.


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