Friday, January 25, 2013
Temperatures may feel as cold as 9 below zero through the morning.
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Friday, January 25
As you head out to work this morning, it is advised you bundle up, as the wind chill is expected to send the feel-like temperature plummeting to 9 below 0. The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory for parts of RI as well as locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut, in effect from 7 p.m. Thursday through 10 a.m. today. This morning's single-digit air temperature, combined with northwest winds of 10 - 15 mph and gusts of 34 mph will result in dangerously cold wind chill values that are expected to dip down as low as 9 degrees below 0, according to the National Weather Service. Officials urge extreme caution for anyone traveling. The threat of frostbite or hypothermia will be heightened with these conditions in effect. …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Need a place to stay warm over the next couple days? Here's a list of warm shelters in the area.
Thursday, January 24
Colder than normal temperatures and wind chills are predicted for Rhode Island through the weekend. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is reminding all Rhode Islanders of the following tips to stay safe during extreme cold: In South Kingstown, there are two warming centers. Residents can seek refuge at:
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
CDC offers tips on keeping extreme cold at bay.
Wednesday, January 23
The National Weather Service predicts Narragansett and South Kingstown will feel some of the coldest temperatures of the season during the next 72 hours. An arctic blast of frigid air will cause evening temperatures to drop into the single digits and daytime highs will struggle to get out of the teens. "This will definitely be the coldest weather so far this season, and perhaps even colder than anything observed last winter," according to the NWS. The US Center’s for Disease Control & Prevention’s brochure, entitled “EXTREME COLD: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health & Safety,” provides a number of tips people can use to help combat the cold and its effects on homes, cars and people this week. Click on the PDF linked to …