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Wind Chill Warning for Oregon Cascades

 

December 30, 2014



Wind chill chartIssued by The National Weather Service Portland, OR

Tue, Dec 30, 2:28 am PST

... WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST TODAY ABOVE 3000 FEET IN THE OREGON CASCADES...

A WIND CHILL WARNING ABOVE 3000 FEET FOR COLD EAST WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST TODAY.

* TIMING... THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

* WIND CHILLS... 15 BELOW TO 25 BELOW ZERO TONIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING ABOVE 3000 FEET ELEVATION.

* IMPACTS... EXPOSED SKIN CAN SUFFER FROSTBITE IN VERY SHORT TIME PERIODS AT THESE TEMPERATURES. DRESS ADEQUATELY FOR EXTREME COLD... OR BETTER YET... STAY INSIDE IF POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

 

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