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Wind Chill Advisory in effect for New Year’s Eve starting at 8pm

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The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 8pm this evening to noon EST on Monday.

* WHAT…Very cold wind chills expected. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from 5 below zero to 20 below zero.

* WHERE…Portions of northern Connecticut, central, eastern, northeastern, southeastern and western Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island.

* WHEN…From 8 PM this evening to noon EST Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…If outdoors this evening and overnight, take frequent warming breaks.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

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Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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