Through Facebook North Adams City Hall is waring residents of the wind chill advisory issued by the National Weather Service for the area. Dangerously cold temperatures spreading across Berkshire County tonight and through the first half of the weekend. Temps tonight will drop to near 0 degrees with wind gusting to as high as 28 mph. Tomorrow and Saturday will remain bone chilling cold with a high in the single numbers delivering a wind chill value of -21 degrees. Exposed skin for over 10-minutes could lead to serious frostbite.

The North Adams Facebook post…North Adams City Hall
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind chill advisory for our area beginning tonight with effects lasting into the weekend. Wind chills ranging from -15 to -35 degrees are possible. People are advised to limit outdoor activities as much as possible, to dress in several layers of loose-fitting clothing if you must be outside, and to keep pets indoors. When indoors use caution when using space heaters, a fireplace, or a woodstove to heat your home, and keep a fire extinguisher handy. Consider letting a trickle of water run from your faucets in order to reduce the risk of pipes freezing. We also ask people who are able to check on family, friends, and neighbors, especially the elderly, those who live alone, those with medical conditions, and those who may need extra help. You can find more tips by visiting mass.gov and searching on Extreme Cold Safety. Finally, community members needing assistance during this weather event should contact Public Safety dispatch at 413-664-4945.

The complete long-range forecast is below.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -17. Northwest wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 9. Wind chill values as low as -21. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -15. Northwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 15. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -2.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 22.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.

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