Wind Chill Advisory

STAMFORD, CT – The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for our area and the Office of Public Safety is reminding residents to take precautions during the forecasted periods of extreme cold.  A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills.

Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect from midnight tonight until 6:00pm on Tuesday.  We will experience wind chill values as low as -15 degrees.

Temperatures will be dropping to the single digits tonight, and rising only to 8 to 13 above on Tuesday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions:

Winter storms and extreme cold are dangerous.  People can be injured in traffic accidents, on icy roads, from falls and from frostbite and hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold.  When the extreme cold hits, it’s important for you to do what you can to stay warm.

Continue to protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors, if possible. If you must go out into the elements dress in layers and cover your skin.

Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly.

Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately.

Motorists should be aware of black ice and other hazardous conditions. Drivers are advised to be extra vigilant on the roads.

Other essential information:

The City will open several warming stations on Tuesday. A full list is included here. If necessary, shelter and other pertinent information will be made available through the City’s website and the media.

Keep in mind public places that are warm such as the Library or the Stamford Town Center.

Care for your pet – bring pets/companion animals inside during severe winter weather.

Warming Centers:

  • Stamford Government Center Lobby: Tuesday (8am to 9pm)
    888 Washington Blvd., Stamford
  •  YMCA : Tuesday (9am – 5pm)
    909 Washington Blvd, Stamford
  •  Glenbrook Community Center: Tuesday (8am – 9pm)
    35 Crescent Street, Stamford
  •  Jewish Community Center: Tuesday (8am – 9pm)
    1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford
  •  Central Fire Headquarters: Tuesday (8am – 6pm)
    629 Main Street, Stamford
  •  South End Fire Station: Tuesday (8am – 6pm)
    215 Washington Blvd, Stamford
  •  West Side Fire Station: Tuesday (8am – 6pm)
    80 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford
  •  East Side/Shippan Fire Station: Tuesday (8am – 6pm)
    364 Shippan Avenue, Stamford
  •  Woodside Fire Station: Tuesday (8am – 6pm)
    1600 Washington Blvd, Stamford
  •  Belltown Fire Station: Tuesday (8am – 6pm)
    8 Dorlen Road, Stamford
  •  Long Ridge Fire Station: Tuesday (8am – 6pm)
    366 Long Ridge Rd., Stamford
  • Springdale Fire Station: Tuesday (8am- 6pm)
    987 Hope St., Stamford
  • Turn of River Fire Station: Tuesday (8am-6pm)
    Buxton Farms Road, Stamford

Stay Informed Visit:

  • www.StamfordCT.gov
  • WSHU/WSTC Radio – 1400 AM
  • WSHU Stamford Radio – 91.1 FM
  • WGCH Radio – 1490 AM
  • Fox Radio 95.9 FM
  • News 12 Connecticut, Channel 12

 

To continue to prepare for and respond to severe weather visit:

Be Prepared Stamford:

http://bepreparedstamford.org/ColdWeather.htm

CT Dept. of Public Health:
http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3115&q=472542

FEMA’s Ready.Gov:
www.ready.gov

National Weather Service:
www.weather.gov

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