(WWLP) - A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for all of western Massachusetts except central/eastern Hampden County.
The Wind Chill Advisory for most of the Pioneer Valley is in effect until from 7PM until 10AM Thursday. Central and eastern Hampden County is not included in this Wind Chill Advisory.
A Wind Chill Advisory is issued when the wind chill index will reach -15 to -24 degrees for at least three hours.
Exposing skin to these wind chills could result in frostbite or worse within half an hour.
The wind chill is the temperature it "feels" like on exposed skin when you combine cold temperatures with windy conditions.
Wearing layers and covering up as much exposed skin as possible is your best bet to protecting yourself from permanent damage from the cold.
Check out the National Weather Service Wind Chill Chart on the "Photo" tab
To find out how cold we will be this week check out the latest 22News Storm Team Forecast: Click here
For a check of current wind chills: Click here and then click "Western Mass" and then the "Wind Chill" tab