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Wind chill warning expires

Wind chill warning expires

Take precautions to avoid frostbite
Wind chill warning expires
Recognizing frostbite symptoms.
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A wind chill warning that was in effect until 10 a.m. Sunday has expired, according to the National Weather Service in Albany.

Wind chills were expected to range from 15 below zero to 35 below. The affected area included the central and eastern Mohawk Valley, Schoharie Valley, Lake George-Saratoga region, greater Capital District, eastern Catskills, northern portions of the mid-Hudson Valley, and the Taconics of eastern New York, southern Vermont, northwestern Connecticut and western Massachusetts.

This kind of cold can cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin, the weather service said.

A wind chill warning means the combination of very cold air and the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frostbite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken.

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