ShareThis Page

Wind chill advisory expanded, New Year's revelers advised to bundle up

Brian C. Rittmeyer
| Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
National Weather Service

Those planning on celebrating the New Year outdoors Sunday night better bundle up.

The National Weather Service has expanded a wind chill advisory to include much of the Pittsburgh area.

Wind chills ranging from 10-to-20 below zero are expected. The air temperature is expected to bottom out at zero.

The advisory is in effect from midnight to noon Monday. It's in effect through 1 p.m. Tuesday for the Laurel Highlands and the higher terrain of West Virginia and Maryland.

Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Those outdoors are urged to wear layers of loose-fitting clothing, a hat and gloves, and to limit time spent outdoors.

Exposed skin can become frostbitten in as little as 30 minutes.

It is forecast to remain cold through the first week of the new year, with single-digit lows and plunging below zero Thursday and Friday night. Temperatures are forecast to begin rising somewhat on Jan. 7, with highs reaching into the 20s and 30s that week but with lows remaining well below freezing.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4701, or on Twitter @BCRittmeyer.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me