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Wind Chill Watch

Statement as of 6:42 PM EST on February 11, 2016

Expires 1:00 PM EST on February 14, 2016


... Wind chill watch remains in effect from Saturday afternoon
through Sunday afternoon...

* locations... Mohawk Valley... greater capital region... Lake
George Saratoga region... Mid Hudson valley... Taconics...
Berkshires and Litchfield Hills.

* Hazard types... dangerous to potentially life threatening wind
chills.

* Wind chill readings... 25 to 40 below zero at times... with
northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Timing... Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.

* Impacts... wind chills will reach dangerous to potentially life
threatening levels. Frigid temperatures have the potential to
result in frozen pipes... frostbite and hypothermia in a short
amount of time.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A wind chill watch means the there is the potential for a
combination of very cold air and strong winds to create
dangerously low wind chill values. Monitor the latest forecasts
and warnings for updates on this situation.





Special Statement

Statement as of 12:26 PM EST on February 11, 2016


... Potentially life threatening situation with extreme cold this
weekend...

* temperatures this weekend will fall into the single digits and
below zero across all of eastern New York and western New
England. Valley locations will average between 5 and 10 degrees
for high temperatures while higher terrain will remain at or
below zero. Overnight lows will drop below zero.

* Northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph will result in wind chill values
between 20 and 45 degrees below zero... with the coldest values
across the higher terrain. These values will result in frostbite
to occur in 10 minutes or less on exposed skin. Residents are
highly encouraged to take proper precautions with limiting
exposed skin.

* If you have not done so already... be sure to cover exposed pipes
to reduce the threat of frozen pipes or pipe bursts.

* Ensure your furnaces are in working order. Follow manufactures
instructions or utilize a qualified technician to ensure proper
and safe operation of your furnace.

* Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves... a hat and
several layers of clothing.

* Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent
pipes from freezing.

* Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame
to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these
practices.

* Never use a generator near or inside your home. Carbon monoxide
poisoning is deadly. Check or install Carbon monoxide
detectors.

* Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has
a winter safety kit that includes a blanket... warm clothes and
gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded.

* Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to
cold.



1226 PM EST Thu Feb 11 2016

... Potentially life threatening situation with extreme cold this
weekend...

* temperatures this weekend will fall into the single digits and
below zero across all of eastern New York and western New
England. Valley locations will average between 5 and 10 degrees
for high temperatures while higher terrain will remain at or
below zero. Overnight lows will drop below zero.

* Northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph will result in wind chill values
between 20 and 45 degrees below zero... with the coldest values
across the higher terrain. These values will result in frostbite
to occur in 10 minutes or less on exposed skin. Residents are
highly encouraged to take proper precautions with limiting
exposed skin.

* If you have not done so already... be sure to cover exposed pipes
to reduce the threat of frozen pipes or pipe bursts.

* Ensure your furnaces are in working order. Follow manufactures
instructions or utilize a qualified technician to ensure proper
and safe operation of your furnace.

* Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves... a hat and
several layers of clothing.

* Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent
pipes from freezing.

* Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame
to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these
practices.

* Never use a generator near or inside your home. Carbon monoxide
poisoning is deadly. Check or install Carbon monoxide
detectors.

* Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has
a winter safety kit that includes a blanket... warm clothes and
gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded.

* Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to
cold.


Weather Severe Map
Alaska - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
Arizona - Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
California - High Surf Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Colorado - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Wind Chill Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Delaware - Special Statement
Florida - Flood Warning , Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
Georgia - Flood Warning
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory , High Surf Warning
Idaho - Special Statement , Special Statement, Air Quality Alert , Air Quality Alert
Illinois - Flood Warning , Special Statement
Indiana - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Iowa - Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Maine - Winter Storm Watch , Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Watch , Wind Chill Watch, Wind Chill Advisory
Maryland - Special Statement
Massachusetts - Wind Chill Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Michigan - Wind Chill Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report
Minnesota - Wind Chill Advisory , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Nebraska - Special Statement
New Hampshire - Wind Chill Watch , Wind Chill Watch, Wind Chill Advisory
New Jersey - Wind Chill Watch , Special Statement
New York - Wind Chill Watch , Lake Effect Snow Advisory, Wind Chill Watch , Lake Effect Snow Warning, Wind Chill Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report
North Dakota - Wind Chill Advisory , Record Report
Ohio - Lake Effect Snow Watch , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Oregon - Air Stagnation Advisory
Pennsylvania - Wind Chill Watch , Lake Effect Snow Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement
Rhode Island - Wind Chill Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
South Dakota - Air Quality Alert
Tennessee - Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Texas - Flood Warning , Record Report
Vermont - Wind Chill Watch , Special Statement
Virgin Islands - Coastal Hazard Statement
Virginia - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Washington - Air Stagnation Advisory
West Virginia - Record Report
Wisconsin - Public Information Statement

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