Stories tagged chilblains

Jan
13
2009

On January 17, 2007, I wrote this post. The weather outside must have been pretty darn similar to today's, and the information seems as relevant today as it did then.

Staying warm: When the wind chill reaches -40 or so, exposed skin will freeze in about 10 minutes. So stay inside or cover up! It's cold out there...
Staying warm: When the wind chill reaches -40 or so, exposed skin will freeze in about 10 minutes. So stay inside or cover up! It's cold out there...Courtesy Liza Pryor

Then I started searching for other stories we've posted on hypothermia and frostbite. Most Buzzers live in Minnesota, so there are quite a few. ;)

Check those out, and pay attention to severe weather alerts. Here's last night's:

"A WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO 12 PM CST TUESDAY. WIND CHILL READINGS OF 25 BELOW TO
35 BELOW ZERO WILL OCCUR OVERNIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.