Suffolk Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Chill Warning
Issued: 4:32 PM EST Feb. 12, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Wind chill warning remains in effect from 4 PM Saturday to
noon EST Sunday...

* hazard types... life threatening wind chills and strong wind
gusts.

* 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. The strongest wind gusts will occur
Saturday afternoon and evening.

* Impacts... wind chills this cold can bring on frostbite in as
little as 10 minutes! Outdoor exposure should be limited in
these conditions. Strong winds Saturday afternoon and evening
may down a few large tree limbs.

* Winds... northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Air temperatures... temperatures Saturday night into Sunday
morning will fall to near record cold values of 5 to 15 below
zero... coldest over higher elevations.

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