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After ‘bomb cyclone,’ deep freeze sets in

Snow on VehicleThe Nottingham area may have escaped the so-called “bomb cyclone” relatively unscathed, but the big story will be the deep freeze that follows.

Overall, the Nottingham area received less than 2 inches of snow from the system as it barreled toward New England, but winds are expected to pick up and temperatures will plummet heading into the weekend.

By 6 a.m. on Saturday, actual temperatures may be approaching single digits, while the wind chill is expected to be 5 to 10 degrees below zero.

As of 1:30 p.m., the National Weather Service stated:

“Winds are howling across DC, N Virginia, Maryland, and eastern West Virginia. We’ve issued a wind advisory for these areas where the snow has mostly come to an end. Further east, strong winds are also expected, but since snow is still falling, we’ve extended the winter headlines.”

Here are some tips to avoid frostbite in cold weather.

To prevent more serious problems, take action as soon as you notice early signs of frostbite or hypothermia.

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  1. Get out of the cold, wind, rain, or snow if possible.
  2. Add warm layers of clothing.
  3. Eat carbohydrates.
  4. Drink fluids.
  5. Move your body to help warm your core. …
  6. Warm up any area with frostnip.

 

Wind Advisory Maryland 20180104

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