National Weather Service issues wind chill advisory

DOVER — The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory, effective at 10 p.m. Thursday until Saturday.

The weather service said cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.

“A wind chill advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills,” the forecasters said in a statement. “Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.”

Tonight’s Dover forecast calls for a low around 9 with wind chill values as low as -3. It will be blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 22 mph, and gusts as high as 36 mph.

Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 17. Wind chill values will be as low as -5. It will be breezy, with a west wind 17 to 25 mph, and gusts as high as 38 mph.

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