Weather Alerts for Turner Maine

Issued by the National Weather Service

Wind Chill Warning  WIND CHILL WARNING   Wind Chill Warning
TURNER MAINE

Areas Affected:
Androscoggin - Central Interior Cumberland - Coastal Cumberland - Coastal Waldo - Coastal York - Interior Cumberland Highlands - Interior Waldo - Interior York - Kennebec - Knox - Lincoln - Sagadahoc - Southern Franklin - Southern Oxford - Southern Somerset
Effective: Fri, 2/3 10:00am Updated: Fri, 2/3 5:30am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat, 2/4 1:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY...
.An arctic cold front is crossing northern New England this morning
and temperatures are beginning to fall in its wake. Temperatures
will continue to fall to below zero by this afternoon. Temperatures
will not begin to rise again until after sunrise Saturday morning.
The brutal cold combined with gusty winds will lead to widespread,
dangerously cold wind chills beginning imminently in the mountains
and into the morning to the south. The wind chills have the
potentially to be once in a generation cold late today into early
Saturday.
...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 1
PM EST SATURDAY...
* WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low
as 40 below zero.
* WHERE...Portions of south central, southwest, and western Maine.
Portions of central, northern, and southern New Hampshire.
* WHEN...From 10 AM this morning to 1 PM EST Saturday.
* IMPACTS...Frostbite and hypothermia are likely if precautions are
not taken. Wind chill values may fall to extremely dangerous
levels. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on
exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

Information:
Persons are urged to stay indoors until conditions improve. If you
must go outside, dress in layers. Several layers of clothes will
keep you warmer than a single heavy coat. Cover exposed skin to
reduce your risk of frostbite or hypothermia. Gloves, a scarf, and a
hat will keep you from losing your body heat.
Keep pets indoors as much as possible.
Make frequent checks on older family, friends, and neighbors. Ensure
portable heaters are used correctly. Do not use generators or grills
inside.