Dress in Layers: Wind Chill Warning for Thursday night through Friday

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Wind Chill Warning for an area that includes Yates, Seneca, Steuben, and Schuyler Counties in effect from 7 p.m. Thursday to 4 p.m. Friday.

Dangerous wind chill values will drop to as low as 20 to 35 degrees below zero F.

Winds will be Northwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph starting late Thursday and continuing through Friday.

Temperatures will drop below zero after midnight and only rise into the single digits at best on Friday.

Dangerous wind chills may result in frostbite on exposed skin, or hypothermia may occur.

A wind chill warning is issued when winds combine with bitterly cold temperatures to create extremely dangerous conditions for exposed skin. The wind chill will be cold enough to cause frostbite in about 15 minutes or less, and could lead to hypothermia if proper precautions are not taken. If you must go outside, remember that several layers of clothing will keep you warmer than a single heavy coat. It is very important to cover all exposed flesh to protect from frostbite.