Public Information Statement
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000 NOUS41 KALY 111726 PNSALY CTZ001-013-MAZ001-025-NYZ032-033-038>043-047>054-058>061-063>066- 082>084-VTZ013>015-121730- 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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