Update: Life-threatening cold to continue into Wednesday

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Life-threatening wind chill readings are likely to continue through Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service now says./Rutgers Life-threatening wind chill readings are likely to continue through Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service now says./Rutgers

Life-threatening wind chill readings are likely to continue through Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service now says.

Through the late morning hours, the rising sun has been unable to break the grasp of relentless cold that has gripped South Jersey since late Monday, Jan. 6.

A steady northwest wind of 20-25 mph has ushered in unseasonably cold temperatures and sent wind chills to -15 and -20 degrees, the National Weather Service says. Wind gusts of 35 mph have been reported.

As a result, the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center has extended its wind chill advisory until 6 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 7. The wind chill advisory is for southeastern Pennsylvania, central and southern New Jersey, northern Delaware and extreme Northeastern Maryland.

“This wind chill advisory means that the combination of very cold air and strong winds will create dangerously low win chill values,” the National Weather Service said. “Limit your time out of doors, if possible.”

Though the worst of the cold happened this morning, “conditions will remain bitterly cold through tonight,” the Weather Service said Tuesday morning.

“Prolonged exposure to the dangerous cold and wind may lead to hypothermia and frostbite in a short period of time,” the National Weather Service said.

 

 

 


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