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Wind Chill Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
948 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>019-026-RIZ001>004-122300-
/O.CON.KBOX.WC.W.0001.160213T2100Z-160214T1700Z/
HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-
EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-
WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-
SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-
SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-
WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-
EASTERN KENT RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...
ORANGE...BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...
SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...
CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...
AYER...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...
WARWICK
948 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO
NOON EST SUNDAY...

* HAZARD TYPES...LIFE THREATENING WIND CHILLS AND NEAR RECORD
  COLD AIR TEMPERATURES.

* WIND CHILL READINGS...BETWEEN 20 AND 30 BELOW ZERO WITH PERHAPS
  A FEW LOCATIONS IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS BRIEFLY APPROACHING 35
  BELOW ZERO.

* TIMING...THE WORST OF THE WIND CHILLS WILL OCCUR SATURDAY
  NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...WIND CHILLS THIS COLD CAN BRING ON FROSTBITE IN AS
  LITTLE AS 10 MINUTES! OUTDOOR EXPOSURE SHOULD BE LIMITED IN
  THESE CONDITIONS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* AIR TEMPERATURES...TEMPERATURES SAT NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING
  WILL FALL TO NEAR RECORD COLD VALUES OF 5 BELOW TO 5 ABOVE
  ZERO ALONG THE COAST...TO 5 BELOW TO 15 BELOW INLAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN THE WIND CHILL INDEX IS
LIKELY TO FALL TO -25 DEGREES OR COLDER FOR AT LEAST 3 HOURS. A
WIND CHILL INDEX BELOW -30 CAN BRING ABOUT FROSTBITE IN AS LITTLE
AS 10 MINUTES. OUTDOOR EXPOSURE SHOULD BE LIMITED. IF YOU ARE
HEADING OUTDOORS...DRESS IN LAYERS AND KEEP YOUR HANDS AND HEAD
COVERED TO PROTECT AGAINST FROSTBITE

&&

$$



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