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Issued by NWS Albany, NY

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
1226 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING SITUATION WITH EXTREME COLD THIS
WEEKEND...

AN ARCTIC AIR MASS WILL SETTLE ACROSS THE REGION THIS WEEKEND.
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND
OVERNIGHT LOWS DROPPING BACK BELOW ZERO. IN
ADDITION...NORTHWESTERLY WINDS WITH GUSTS OVER 20 MPH WILL RESULT
IN DANGEROUS WIND CHILL READINGS RANGING FROM 20 BELOW ZERO TO 45
BELOW ZERO.

HERE ARE SOME SAFETY TIPS FOR THE EXTREME COLD...

1. IF YOU MUST GO OUTDOORS...DRESS IN LAYERS...COVER ALL EXPOSED
SKIN AND KEEP DRY. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS OF FROSTBITE AND
HYPOTHERMIA.
2. IT IS RECOMMENDED TO KEEP INDOOR TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 55
DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.
3. CHECK YOUR AUTOMOBILE FOR PROPER FUEL...ANTIFREEZE...WINDSHIELD
WIPER FLUID AND OIL LEVELS.
4. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS OF FIRE PLACES AND ANY INDOOR HEATING
DEVICE FOR THE POTENTIAL OF CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING. NEVER USE A
GENERATOR INSIDE YOUR HOME!
5. INSULATE AND COVER EXPOSED PIPES TO REDUCE THE CHANCE OF PIPES
FREEZING OR BURSTS.
6. ENSURE YOUR PETS ARE SAFE TOO BY LIMITING OUTDOOR EXPOSURE.
7. CHILDREN AND THE ELDERLY ARE THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO COLD.
CHECK ON ELDERLY NEIGHBORS TO BE SURE THEY ARE WARM AND
COMFORTABLE.

THESE HELPFUL TIPS AND MUCH MORE ARE AVAILABLE AT
HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/WINTER/COLD.SHTML

AND

HTTP://WWW.READY.GOV/WINTER-WEATHER

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