Be Prepared for Winter Storm Grayson
Things are going to get very cold here in the Berkshires' from the National Weather Service
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST FRIDAY
WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM FRIDAY TO 7 AM EST SUNDAY
Extreme Cold Safety Tips
We took a visit over to the MEMA site which you can find on the mass.gov website
Extreme cold is generally defined as a prolonged period of excessively cold weather. Extreme cold conditions are often, but not always, part of winter storms.
Winter in Massachusetts almost always includes periods of extreme cold weather. Exposure to cold can cause frostbite or hypothermia and has the potential to become life-threatening. Although anyone can suffer from cold-related health issues, some people are at greater risk than others, such as:
- Older adults
- Young children
- Those who are sick; and
- Those without adequate shelter
- If you know of a neighbor who is on their own you might want to pay a visit to make sure they are ok.
Wind Chill Advisories and Warnings
The National Weather Service issues wind chill advisories and warnings to alert the public of potential extreme temperatures. Learn more about the Wind Chill Index.
Wind Chill Advisory
Is when the wind chill index is between -15°F and -24°F for at least three hours.
Wind Chill Warning
That will change to a warning when the wind chill index is below -25°F for at least three hours.