ITHACA, N.Y.—A wind chill advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service Binghamton and goes into effect at 7 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 3.

Temperatures begin dropping overnight on Feb. 2 and remain dangerously cold through Saturday.

Wind chill across Tompkins County and in immediately surrounding areas is predicted to range between -14 and -23.

“The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes,” the advisory states.

Code Blue is in effect, and shelter will be provided to those in need at the Department of Social Services (DSS) of Tompkins County, located at 320 W MLK Jr. Street from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and at John’s Community Services located at 618 W MLK Jr. Street after hours.

The Tompkins County Whole Health urges residents to be aware of signs of hypothermia, such as shivering, confusion, slurred speech and drowsiness.

Zoë Freer-Hessler

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