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Rutland Regional Emergency Communication Center
Thursday February 11th, 2016 :: 06:24 p.m. EST

Alert

Extreme Cold Expected Across the State this Weekend

DATE: February 11, 2016
TIME: 5:00 PM
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting extreme cold across the region this weekend. An arctic airmass will bring potentially life threatening will chills and near record cold temperatures Saturday and Sunday. The cold temperatures combined with gusty winds will make for dangerously low wind chill values.
• Wind chills Saturday and Sunday from 15 to 25 degrees below zero in eastern Massachusetts, with potentially lower wind chill temperatures (as low as 45 below zero) in high terrain and in central and western Massachusetts
• Gusty northwest winds 25-35 mph across the state with some areas experiencing gust to 45 or 50 mph

Impacts:
Impacts related to extreme cold may include:
• Potentially life-threatening wind chills
• Frostbite and hypothermia possible for those without proper protection from the cold
• Possible increase in fires from alternative heating sources or people trying to thaw frozen pipes with blow torches
• Possible carbon monoxide poisoning from alternative heating sources
• Possible vehicle failure
• Possible water main breaks and pipe bursts
Impacts related to gusty winds may include:
• Isolated power outages
• Downed tree limbs

Instructions:

• Winter storm preparedness and safety information is available at: http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/mema/emergencies/winter-storms/

• Power outage preparedness and safety information is available at: http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/mema/emergencies/power-outage/

Address/Location
Rutland Regional Emergency Communication Center
240 Main St
Rutland, MA 01543

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 508-886-4033

Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
NWS Rebroadcast

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