Thursday, January 24, 2013
Temperatures may feel as cold as 18 below zero from 7 p.m. till 10 a.m. tomorrow.
If there's nothing pressing on your social calendar tonight, officials advise staying inside — a Wind Chill Advisory for Woonsocket warns temperatures may feel as cold as 18 degrees below zero. The National Weather Service issued the advisory for parts of RI as well as locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut, in effect from 7 p.m. tonight through 10 a.m. on Friday. This evening's single digit air temperature, combined with northwest winds of 10 - 15 mph and gusts of 35 mph will result in dangerously cold wind chill values that are expected to dip down as low as 18 degrees below 0, according to the advisory. Officials urge extreme caution for anyone who needs to travel tonight. The threat of frostbite or hypothermia will be heightened …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Water, lavatory available at Social Street site.
If you're in need of some help staying warm during the next few days, Woonsocket's Emergency Management Agency has some relief in store at the Senior Center. The city's EMA has arranged for a warming center at the 84 Social St. location. The warming center will be open today, Thursday and Friday from 1 - 4 p.m. There will be a lavatory and water fountain available, but no other amenities, according to a release sent by Woonsocket Fire Chief Gary Lataille. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) reminds all Rhode Islanders of the following tips to stay safe during extreme cold:
CDC offers tips on keeping extreme cold at bay.
The National Weather Service predicts we'll 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.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
National Weather Service offers tips on dealing with extreme cold.
Temperatures in the teens today are forecasted to climb briefly into the 20s before falling again, according to The Weather Channel, with wind chill making that feel more like 10 degrees today and tomorrow. The National Weather Service has provided some tips on dealing with very cold temperatures: The National Weather Service has also posted a series of instructions for dealing with extreme cold and winter storms before, during and after.