Freezing temperatures prompt NWS to issue wind chill advisory

Posted Dec. 12, 2013, at 9:26 a.m.
Last modified Dec. 12, 2013, at 10:42 a.m.

GRAY, Maine — Bitterly cold temperatures are expected throughout the state on Thursday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a wind chill advisory.

Northern sections of Maine are expected to see the coldest temperatures, as Aroostook, Piscataquis and Somerset counties have been issued the advisory.

Air temperatures in those areas are expected to dip as low as 15 below zero, while wind chill factors could get as cold as 25 below.

Bitter wind chills can result in hypothermia and frostbite if proper actions are not taken. Warm jackets, gloves and hats are strongly suggested should you venture outdoors throughout the day.

In addition to Thursday’s bitter cold, the NWS is predicting a snowstorm to hit the state during the second half of the weekend.