UPDATE: Wind Chill Advisory continues until 7 p.m.; Wind Chill Warning until Friday morning

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Wind Chill Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory that continues until 7 p.m. Thursday, and a Wind Chill Warning is in effect from Thursday evening until 10 a.m. Friday for an area including the Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Northeast Pennsylvania Regions.

Wind Chill readings will drop to 10 to 20 degrees below zero early Thursday morning and remaining in this range throughout the day. They will drop further into the 25 below to 35 below zero range from Thursday evening through Friday morning.

Winds will be west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Temperatures will reange from zero to 10 above on Thursday then dropping into the 5 below to 15 below zero range late Thursday night and Friday morning.

Dangerously cold wind chills could result in frostbite on exposed skin or even hypothermia.

A wind chill advisory is issued when winds combine with very cold temperatures to create dangerous conditions for exposed skin. The wind chill is expected to be cold enough to cause frostbite in about 30 minutes or less, and could lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. Those planning to venture outdoors should use common sense and dress warmly, making sure that all exposed skin is covered.