ALERT: Wind Chill Advisory Issued for Jefferson County

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

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued the following Urgent Winter Weather Message at 3:59 a.m. on Thursday, February 5, 2015:

Wind Chill Advisory
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
359 AM EST THU FEB 5 2015

GARRETT-MERCER-VENANGO-FOREST-CLARION-JEFFERSON PA-INDIANA-
WESTMORELAND RIDGES-FAYETTE RIDGES-PRESTON-TUCKER-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…OAKLAND MD…GROVE CITY…FRANKLIN…
TIONESTA…CLARION…BROOKVILLE…INDIANA…LIGONIER…DONEGAL…
CHAMPION…OHIOPYLE…KINGWOOD…PARSONS
359 AM EST THU FEB 5 2015

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM
EST FRIDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A WIND
CHILL ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
9 AM EST FRIDAY.

* WIND CHILL…AS LOW AS 18 BELOW DUE TO TEMPERATURES ZERO TO 10
ABOVE ZERO…AND WINDS WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25
MPH.

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

* WINDS…WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…ZERO TO 10 ABOVE ZERO.

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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