Special Weather Statement
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000 WWUS81 KGYX 121856 SPSGYX SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 156 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016 MEZ007>009-012>014-018>028-NHZ001>015-130700- NORTHERN OXFORD-NORTHERN FRANKLIN-CENTRAL SOMERSET- SOUTHERN OXFORD-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-SOUTHERN SOMERSET-INTERIOR YORK- INTERIOR CUMBERLAND-ANDROSCOGGIN-KENNEBEC-INTERIOR WALDO- COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX- COASTAL WALDO-NORTHERN COOS-SOUTHERN COOS-NORTHERN GRAFTON- NORTHERN CARROLL-SOUTHERN GRAFTON-SOUTHERN CARROLL-SULLIVAN- MERRIMACK-BELKNAP-STRAFFORD-CHESHIRE NH-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH- INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM- WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANDOVER...ROXBURY...UPTON... WILSONS MILLS...COBURN GORE...RANGELEY...KINGFIELD...BINGHAM... JACKMAN...RUMFORD...NORWAY...FRYEBURG...OXFORD...FARMINGTON... WILTON...MADISON...SKOWHEGAN...PITTSFIELD...SANFORD...BERWICK... NORTH WINDHAM...GORHAM...BRIDGTON...LEWISTON...AUBURN... LIVERMORE FALLS...AUGUSTA...WATERVILLE...WINTERPORT...UNITY... BIDDEFORD...SACO...OLD ORCHARD BEACH...KITTERY...PORTLAND... SOUTH PORTLAND...WESTBROOK...BATH...TOPSHAM...BOOTHBAY HARBOR... WISCASSET...WALDOBORO...CAMDEN...ROCKLAND...THOMASTON...BELFAST... LINCOLNVILLE...COLEBROOK...BERLIN...LANCASTER...LITTLETON... NORTH CONWAY...LEBANON...HANOVER...PLYMOUTH...WOLFEBORO... OSSIPEE...CLAREMONT...NEWPORT...CHARLESTOWN...CONCORD... HOOKSETT...LACONIA...MEREDITH...ROCHESTER...DOVER...JAFFREY... KEENE...MANCHESTER...NASHUA...SALEM...DERRY...EXETER... PORTSMOUTH...HAMPTON...PETERBOROUGH...WEARE 156 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016 ...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS... ANYONE CONSIDERING CLIMBING OR HIKING IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS OF MAINE OR NEW HAMPSHIRE THIS WEEKEND SHOULD CONSIDER CANCELLING OR POSTPONING THEIR TRIP. EXTREMELY DANGEROUS WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES WILL AFFECT THE REGION...ESPECIALLY ABOVE TREE LINE. THE COMBINATION OF THE COLD AND WIND WILL CREATE LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS FOR ANYONE CAUGHT OUTSIDE AND UNABLE TO REACH SAFETY. WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES SATURDAY WILL RANGE FROM ABOUT -30 IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS TO ABOUT -60 IN EXPOSED AREAS NEAR THE PEAKS. WIND CHILL VALUES SATURDAY NIGHT WILL DROP TO -40 IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS TO NEAR -70 NEAR THE PEAKS. WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES WILL CLIMB ONLY TO THE -20 TO -50 BY SUNDAY EVENING. A WIND CHILL TEMPERATURE OF -35 CAN FREEZE EXPOSED SKIN IN 10 MINUTES. WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES BELOW -50 CAN FREEZE EXPOSED SKIN IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES. BE SAFE...DON`T TAKE CHANCES. $$ JENSENIUS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY...MAINE NNNN $$

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