Wind Chill Warning: Wind chills could reach -25º mid-week

Wind chills below -20º can cause frostbite in 10-15 minutes

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A Wind Chill Warning is in effect from 5:00 Wednesday evening to 10:00 Thursday morning for all of western Massachusetts.

A Wind Chill Warning is issued when the wind chill index is likely to fall to -25 degrees or colder for at least 3 hours. A wind chill index below -30 can bring about frostbite in as little as 10 minutes.

Outdoor exposure should be limited; if you are heading outdoors, make sure to dress in layers and keep your hands and head covered to protect against frostbite.

The 22News Storm Team is forecasting air temperatures to drop several degrees below zero Wednesday night and Thursday morning, but with gusty winds the “feels like” wind chill temperature could drop well below zero.

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