May 24, 2018

Artic Blast Bringing Record Cold Temps

(Franklin) — The second major arctic blast of this winter is expected to bring record cold to the West Georgia area over the next couple of days with low temperatures expected to be in the teens over the next two nights with gusty winds driving wind chills down near zero or below.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory through noon Thursday as the blast of cold air moves through the area.

Tens of thousands of North Georgia residents were still without power early Wednesday morning resulting from cold and ice earlier this week.

Man-prepares-for-Arctic-Blast-small-talkHighs are only expected to reach the upper 30’s today before plummeting down into the teens tonight.

A wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate very low wind chills.

This can result in frost bite and could lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken.

If you must venture outdoors make sure you wear a hat and gloves. Home and business owners are also advised to take precautions to avoid frozen pipes. 

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