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  • Special Weather Statement for Albany County, New York
  • Special Weather Statement issued February 11 at 10:51PM EST until February 14 at 1:00PM EST by NWS
  • Effective: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 10:51 p.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 1 p.m.
  • ...POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING SITUATION WITH EXTREME COLD THIS
    WEEKEND...
    * TEMPERATURES THIS WEEKEND WILL FALL INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS AND
    BELOW ZERO ACROSS ALL OF EASTERN NEW YORK AND WESTERN NEW
    ENGLAND. VALLEY LOCATIONS WILL AVERAGE BETWEEN 5 AND 10 DEGREES
    FOR HIGH TEMPERATURES WHILE HIGHER TERRAIN WILL REMAIN AT OR
    BELOW ZERO. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL DROP BELOW ZERO.
    * NORTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WILL RESULT IN WIND CHILL VALUES
    BETWEEN 25 AND 45 DEGREES BELOW ZERO...WITH THE COLDEST VALUES
    ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN. THESE VALUES WILL RESULT IN FROSTBITE
    TO OCCUR IN 10 MINUTES OR LESS ON EXPOSED SKIN. RESIDENTS ARE
    HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO TAKE PROPER PRECAUTIONS WITH LIMITING
    EXPOSED SKIN.
    * IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY...BE SURE TO COVER EXPOSED PIPES
    TO REDUCE THE THREAT OF FROZEN PIPES OR PIPE BURSTS.
    * ENSURE YOUR FURNACES ARE IN WORKING ORDER. FOLLOW MANUFACTURES
    INSTRUCTIONS OR UTILIZE A QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN TO ENSURE PROPER
    AND SAFE OPERATION OF YOUR FURNACE.
    * NEVER VENTURE OUTDOORS WITHOUT WEARING GLOVES...A HAT AND
    SEVERAL LAYERS OF CLOTHING.
    * RUN WATER AT A TRICKLE AND KEEP CABINET DOORS OPEN TO PREVENT
    PIPES FROM FREEZING.
    * NEVER USE A STOVE OR OVEN TO HEAT YOUR HOME OR USE AN OPEN FLAME
    TO MELT FROZEN PIPES. MANY HOUSE FIRES RESULT FROM THESE
    PRACTICES.
    * NEVER USE A GENERATOR NEAR OR INSIDE YOUR HOME. CARBON MONOXIDE
    POISONING IS DEADLY. CHECK OR INSTALL CARBON MONOXIDE
    DETECTORS.
    * CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND YOUR CAR BATTERY. BE SURE YOUR CAR HAS
    A WINTER SAFETY KIT THAT INCLUDES A BLANKET...WARM CLOTHES AND
    GLOVES IN CASE YOUR CAR BREAKS DOWN OR BECOMES STRANDED.
    * TAKE EXTRA STEPS TO KEEP YOUR PETS WARM AND KNOW THEIR LIMITS TO
    COLD.