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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:30 AM EST on December 09, 2016


... Last day of winter weather awareness week...

On this last day of winter weather awareness week, we will discuss
wind chill, frostbite and hypothermia.

The wind chill is based on the rate of heat loss from exposed skin
caused by combined effects of wind and cold. As the wind increases,
heat is carried away from the body at an accelerated rate, driving
down the body temperature. Even animals are affected by the wind
chill. Wind chill charts are available from the National Weather
Service and can also be found online at weather.Gov.

Frostbite is damage to the body tissue caused by that tissue being
frozen. Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and a white or pale
appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes or the
tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help
immediately! If you must wait for help, slowly rewarm affected
areas. However, if the person is also showing signs of hypothermia,
warm the body core before the extremities.

Hypothermia occurs when there is a reduction of heat throughout the
entire body. Warning signs include uncontrollable shivering, memory
loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness and
apparent exhaustion. To be sure a person is suffering from
hypothermia, take their temperature. If it is 95 degrees fahrenheit
or less, immediately seek medical care. If medical help is not
available, begin warming the person slowly. Warm the body core
first, then the extremities. If necessary, use your own body as a
heat source.


Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Freeze Warning
Alaska - High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory
California - Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory, Lake Wind Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Public Information Statement
Florida - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Freeze Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Georgia - Freeze Warning , Public Information Statement
Hawaii - Flash Flood Watch
Idaho - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Indiana - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Kentucky - Special Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Freeze Warning
Massachusetts - Public Information Statement
Michigan - Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report
Montana - Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory
Nevada - Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory, Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
New Jersey - Public Information Statement
New York - Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Freeze Warning , Special Statement
North Dakota - Wind Chill Advisory
Ohio - Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Warning , Special Statement
Oregon - Winter Weather Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Ice Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Pennsylvania - Lake Effect Snow Warning , Lake Effect Snow Advisory
South Carolina - Public Information Statement
South Dakota - Wind Chill Advisory
Texas - Flood Warning , Freeze Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Hard Freeze Warning
Utah - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Vermont - Public Information Statement
Virginia - Special Statement
Washington - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Freezing Rain Advisory , Ice Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
West Virginia - Special Statement
Wisconsin - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Warning , Special Statement
Wyoming - High Wind Watch , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report

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