WEATHER ALERT: Another Wind Chill Advisory Issued for Area

NWS_LogoA 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 4:36 a.m. on Sunday, February 22, 2015:

Wind Chill Advisory
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
436 AM EST SUN FEB 22 2015

MERCER-VENANGO-FOREST-LAWRENCE-BUTLER-CLARION-JEFFERSON PA-BEAVER-
ALLEGHENY-ARMSTRONG-INDIANA-WASHINGTON-WESTMORELAND-FAYETTE-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…GROVE CITY…FRANKLIN…TIONESTA…
NEW CASTLE…BUTLER…CLARION…BROOKVILLE…BEAVER…
PITTSBURGH METRO AREA…KITTANNING…INDIANA…WASHINGTON…
GREENSBURG…LATROBE…UNIONTOWN
436 AM EST SUN FEB 22 2015

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 5 PM EST MONDAY…

…FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 5 PM EST MONDAY.

THE FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* WIND CHILL…AS LOW AS 20 BELOW DUE TO TEMPERATURES 5 BELOW TO 8 ABOVE ZERO…AND WINDS NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

* 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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