Another wind chill watch issued for Orleans, WNY

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers  – A motorist leaves his car parked on Main Street in front of the Yates Community Library in this photo taken Monday evening in Lyndonville.

The string of cold days will continue the next few days. On Thursday temperatures will reach a high of 21 degrees and then plummet to -6 on Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

On Friday, the high is forecast for only 9 degrees with a low of 4. Saturday will reach a high of 18 before dropping to -7 on Saturday night.

The Weather Service has issued a wind chill watch from 12 p.m. Thursday to 12 p.m. on Friday for Orleans and much of Western New York.

“If you will be outdoors use common sense and dress warmly, making sure that all exposed skin is covered,” the Weather Service said. “If possible avoid prolonged exposure to the cold to prevent frostbite and hypothermia.”

The waterfalls at the Lyndonville Dam have slowed to a trickle with the ice buildup at the spot on Johnson Creek.