Dress in layers: Wind Chill Warning from 4 a.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Tuesday
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning in effect from 4 a.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Tuesday for most of Central New York.
Expect wind chill readings as low as 30 below zero with winds west 10 to 20 mph with gust up to 30 mph.
Air temperatures will drop to near zero just prior to daybreak Monday with wind chills of 15 to 30 below. Temperatures will only struggle into the single digits during the day Monday with wind chills as low as 25 below. Monday night and early Tuesday, temperatures will drop to 5 to 15 below with wind chills of 20 to 30 below.
Frostbite and hypothermia are possible if proper precautions are not taken.
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 yourself from frostbite.