Dangerously cold wind chills are possible. Dropping as low as 30 below zero, especially Friday night
into Saturday. Wind chills could range from 15 to 25 below zero
Thursday night into Friday, and from 25 to 35 below zero Friday
night into Saturday. These temperatures will cause frostbite in as
little as 10 minutes to exposed skin!
WHERE: Pennsylvania, Bradford, Susquehanna, Northern Wayne,
Wyoming, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike and Southern Wayne
Counties. In New York, Yates, Seneca, Southern Cayuga,
Onondaga, Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Tompkins, Madison,
Cortland, Chenango, Tioga, Broome and Sullivan Counties.
WHEN: From Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: A blast of Arctic air will arrive Thursday
night with northwest winds gusting as high as 25 to 35 mph as
temperatures plummet. Winds will continue Friday into Saturday,
only slowly diminishing with time. Also, the very cold air could
cause freezing of vulnerable exposed plumbing, if preventive
measures are not taken.
A Wind Chill Watch means there is the potential for a combination
of very cold air and the wind to create dangerously low wind
chill values. Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for
updates on this situation.