Wind Chill Warning: Frostbite Possible in Less Than 15 Minutes
Dangerous wind chills are being predicted for February 12-13.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning from 7 p.m. February 12 to 4 p.m. February 13.
Officials say the low temperatures will be below zero and highs in the single digits, combined by winds gusting up to 25 miles an hour.
Wind chills could be between 20 and 35 below.
Officials say there is a potential for frostbite on exposed skin in a matter of minutes.
Anyone venturing into the cold should dress in layers rather than relying on just one heavy coat. Make sure all extremities are covered. Especially concentrate on hands, ears, noses and the head.
Make sure heating sources are safe and maintained. Emergency Services officials say they often see a quick spike in house fires, many caused by space heaters, woodstoves or fire places, during cold snaps.