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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Gray ME
340 PM EST Thu Feb 2 2023

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Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-Northern Coos-
Southern Coos-Northern Grafton-
340 PM EST Thu Feb 2 2023

...WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM FRIDAY TO 1 AM EST
SUNDAY...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for west central Maine, western
Maine and northern New Hampshire.

.DAY ONE...This afternoon and tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Wind Chill Warning.

A few snow showers or squalls late tonight may cause locally
hazardous travel tonight and slippery travel for the Friday morning
commute.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Wind Chill Warning.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather
conditions according to Standard Operating Procedures.

$$



Wind Chill Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Gray ME
231 PM EST Thu Feb 2 2023

...DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS EXPECTED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...

.An arctic cold front will cross the region tonight and drive
temperatures below zero during the day Friday. In fact the high
temperature for Friday will likely occur just after midnight
Thursday night and temperatures will not rise again until Saturday
morning. The bitter cold combined with gusty winds will lead to
widespread dangerously cold wind chills beginning as early as
Thurday night in the mountains and Friday morning to the south. The
wind chills have the potentially to be once in a generation cold
late Friday into early Saturday.

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/O.CON.KGYX.WC.W.0001.230203T0600Z-230205T0600Z/
Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-Northern Coos-
Southern Coos-Northern Grafton-
Including the cities of Upton, Wilsons Mills, Andover, Byron, Middle
Dam, Roxbury, South Arm, Coburn Gore, Davis, Oquossoc, Rangeley,
Avon, Kingfield, Phillips, New Portland, Brassua, Long Pond,
Moosehead, Pittston Farm, Seboomook, Bingham, Jackman, Errol,
Millsfield, Colebrook, Berlin, Dummer, Milan, York Pond, Lancaster,
Bethlehem, Lincoln, Littleton, Sugar Hill, Thornton, Waterville
Valley, and Woodstock
231 PM EST Thu Feb 2 2023

...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM FRIDAY TO 1 AM EST
SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low
  as 50 below zero.

* WHERE...Portions of west central and western Maine. Portions of
  northern New Hampshire.

* WHEN...From 1 AM Friday to 1 AM EST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Frostbite and hypothermia are possible if precautions
  are not taken. Exposed skin may become quickly frostbitten or
  frozen in as little as 10 minutes. Wind chill values may fall to
  life threatening levels.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Persons are urged to stay indoors until conditions improve. If you
must go outside, dress in layers. Several layers of clothes will
keep you warmer than a single heavy coat. Cover exposed skin to
reduce your risk of frostbite or hypothermia. Gloves, a scarf, and a
hat will keep you from losing your body heat.

Keep pets indoors as much as possible.

If you must travel, dress for the outdoor conditions in case of car
trouble. Car troubles become more common in cold conditions.

Make frequent checks on older family, friends, and neighbors. Ensure
portable heaters are used correctly. Do not use generators or grills
inside.

&&

$$



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