Dangerously cold wind chills in forecast Wednesday, Thursday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 January 2019 at 4:02 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: Footprints are in a path linking the Erie Canal towpath and Brown Street in Albion in this photo from Thursday.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill watch from Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon for Orleans County.

There could be wind chills as low as 25 below zero, the Weather Service said.

“The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 15 minutes,” the Weather Service said. “This is a potentially dangerous situation to be outdoors. If you must be outside, be sure to cover all exposed skin. Frostbite can occur in 15 minutes or less with apparent temperatures of 25 below zero or colder.”

Tuesday is forecast to reach a high of 31 but the temperature will plunge to 5 overnight. Wednesday and Thursday the high will only get up to 7 degrees.

Friday is forecast for a high of 15 followed by a high of 24 on Saturday.

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