Wind Chill Warning Issued for the Southern Tier
The National Weather Service is issuing a Wind Chill Warning for 4 a.m. February 13 through 1 p.m. February 14.
NOAA had a Wind Chill Advisory in effect that had been issued February 11, but that has been replaced with the warning calling for dangerously cold wind chills as low as 40 below zero Saturday night into Sunday.
That poses the potential for not only frost bite and hypothermia but also frozen and burst pipes.
Residents can keep a thin stream of water trickling from faucets and open cupboard doors under sinks to allow enough warmth in to the pipe areas to prevent freezing.
The National Weather Service is projecting winds of 10 to 20 miles an hour, gusting up to 35 miles per hour, driving the wind chills down to 25 to 40 below Saturday night and Sunday morning.