Record cold possible for Thanksgiving into Black Friday

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A deep winter-like freeze will push into western Massachusetts for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Wind Chill Advisory: Western Hampden, western Hampshire & western Franklin County Thursday from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m.. Wind chills (feels like temperatures) 0 to -15º during the morning. Frost bite in as little as 30 minutes.

Wind Chill Advisory: Berkshire County Thursday from 1 a.m. to Noon. Wind chills (feels like temperatures) -10 to -25º possible during the morning. Frost bite in as little or less than 30 minutes.

The cold could also be record breaking.

Records to Watch (From Westover A.R.B. in Chicopee):

  • The record low for Thursday’s date is 12º set in 1969 and we will be close to that tomorrow morning. 
  • The current record coldest high temperature for tomorrow is 28º set in 2008 and we only expect highs in the low 20s for Thanksgiving.
  • Morning low temperatures on Black Friday will be down in the low single digits. The record low for Friday morning is 8º set in 1972. 

Winds will increase Wednesday afternoon and continue through Thursday Gusts over 30 mph will be possible and will only make it feel colder. 

As wind arrives later Wednesday, we could see some flurries, snow showers or snow squalls from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Any briefly heavier snow showers could cause some quick accumulations and slippery spots. 

Stay with the 22News Storm Team as we continue to track the cold. At least Thanksgiving and Friday will be bright!

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