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Wind Chill Advisory

Feb. 12, 2016

The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting cold Arctic air and falling temperatures that will affect our area with dangerously cold wind chills and has issued a Wind Chill Advisory from 10 pm. this evening through 10 am, Sunday morning, February 14. Please visit NWS-Cleveland or utilize information and updates broadcast through local television and radio newscasts for the latest weather watches, warnings, and advisories.

A Wind Chill Advisory is issued when strong winds combine with bitterly cold temperatures to create dangerously cold conditions for exposed skin. The winds will make it feel like it is -10ºF to -24ºF. A Wind Chill Warning is issued when the winds make it feel like it is -25ºF or colder for several hours.

With low wind-chill temperatures, be aware of steps you can take to keep safe: dress warmly in layers of clothing and make sure that all exposed skin is covered by utilizing mittens, gloves, scarves and hats. Recognize symptoms and treatment of exposure to adverse effects of extreme cold or frostbite. Wind chill values below -10ºF can result in adverse effects within a short period of time. Consumption of alcohol can increase the severity of adverse effects of low wind chill values.

The Office of Safety and Security offers support and response to reports from the community. Safety and Security officers will offer rides or safety escorts during this time period either through the operation of the Student Shuttle Service from place to place on campus between locations where students live and study, eat at College dining halls, or attend authorized College events and may be exposed to extreme temperatures because of lack of protective clothing or length of time of potential exposure.

The Student Shuttle Service operates from 9 pm until 2 am every night. Please plan your travels with flexibility that the shuttle stays on a campus route and has a capacity of only 7 passengers at a time.

College employees, by showing a college I.D. may utilize the shuttle service while in operation.

Please call Safety and Security at 440-775-8444 to make a report or request assistance.