WEATHER ALERT: Wind Chills Expected to Range from 10 to 22 Below Zero

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect for Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued the following Urgent Winter Weather Message at 5:48 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018:

Wind Chill Advisory
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
548 AM EST Sat Jan 6 2018

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Including the cities of New Philadelphia, Dover, Carrollton, Malvern, East Liverpool, Salem, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cadiz, Steubenville, Zanesville, Cambridge, Martins Ferry, St. Clairsville, Caldwell, Woodsfield, Sharon, Hermitage,
Grove City, Oil City, Franklin, Tionesta, New Castle, Ellwood City, Butler, Clarion, Punxsutawney, Brookville, Aliquippa, Beaver Falls, Ambridge, Monaca, Pittsburgh Metro Area, Kittanning, Ford City, Indiana, Washington, Canonsburg, Waynesburg, Murrysville, Greensburg, New Kensington, Uniontown, Weirton, Follansbee, Wellsburg, Wheeling, Moundsville, New Martinsville, Fairmont, and Morgantown
548 AM EST Sat Jan 6 2018

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Very cold wind chills expected. Frostbite is possible in as little as 30 minutes on exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from 10 to 22 below zero.

* WHERE…Portions of western Pennsylvania, east-central Ohio and northern West Virginia.

* WHEN…Until 3 PM EST this afternoon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken.


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