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Wind chill advisory issued for tonight through Friday at noon

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – I took the above photo through the frosted front window of my house when the Albion school bus stopped to pick up elementary school children this morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for several Western New York counties, including Orleans, from 10 p.m. today until noon on Friday.

The overnight low is forecast at 0 degrees, but the 10 to 20 mile an hour winds could make it feel like 20-below.

It’s cold out today with a high forecast at 10 degrees.

The wind chill advisory was issued for the following counties: Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston, Ontario, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany.

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