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Weather Service warns about bitter cold

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – Sledders have fun going down the hill at Bullard Park in Albion this afternoon when the temperature was in the mid-30s. The temperature will drop to bitter cold on Tuesday.

After a short respite from bitter cold temperatures, area residents will again be subjected to a deep freeze.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for 6 p.m. Monday until 6 p.m. on Tuesday for both Orleans and Niagara counties.

On Tuesday, the high temperature is forecast at 6 degrees. The cold temperature combined with 25 to 35 mile per hour winds will have a wind chill as low as 35 below zero.

“Dangerously cold wind chills will pose a risk for frost bite and hypothermia for anyone outside for even very short periods of time,” NWS advised. “This is a life-threatening cold for those not in shelter.”

Those venturing outside are urged to use common sense and dress warmly.

Cheryl Wertman took these photos in Medina yesterday. More snow and cold is in the forecast this week. The top photo shows snow blowing off of Oak Orchard Elementary School.

The tank at Veterans Memorial Park is surrounded by a 20-foot-plus mound of snow plowed from clearing the parking lot.