Arctic Blast Spurs Frostbite Warnings Across Northeast

Boston’s WBZ News Radio reports:

Boston, get your winter gear ready. The oncoming weekend blast of arctic air is expected to bring bone-chilling temperatures to Greater Boston and the rest of Massachusetts. A Wind Chill Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service, which says Boston is in store for wind chills as low as -30 or lower on Friday night and Saturday morning. Accuweather’s RealFeel puts that wind chill at -47. The real temperatures will be about -10.

Via press release from New York Gov. Kathy Hochul:

Governor Hochul today urged New Yorkers to prepare for dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills beginning Friday and continuing through Saturday. Most regions across the state are expected to see temperatures as low as -15 degrees and wind chills as low as -25 to -50 degrees for a period lasting almost 48 hours.

These extreme cold weather conditions bring an increased risk of hypothermia and frostbite, and fire and carbon monoxide poisoning from alternative heating sources, such as portable space heaters and fuel-burning appliances.

New Yorkers across the state will experience dangerously cold temperatures and life-threatening wind chills this weekend,” Governor Hochul said. “Now is the time to prepare: plan to limit your time outdoors this weekend and know where to take shelter.