After what felt like the warmest January in history, residents are hunkering down for an arctic blast heading their way.

According to the National Weather Service parts of the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas will be feeling the cold burn of winter with - 3-degree weather. If you factor in the wind chill, it will feel something like -21 degrees across the Hudson Valley.

So yeah, it's going to be a cold one.

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While the National Weather Service not only gives us the most up-to-date weather info, they also let us know how to keep safe when dangerous weather heads our way. On Friday, February 3rd, the National Weather Service in New York wrote:

The cold front has pushed through with temperatures expected to drop throughout the day and into tonight. Wind chills will be below zero tonight.

Protect Yourself from The Arctic Blast

The National Weather Service teamed up with the Center for Disease Control to share graphics on how to avoid, spot and treat hypothermia and frostbite while also explaining what you should be wearing if you are going to brave the cold this weekend.

Take a look at the Tweet below:


In a graphic posted to their social media page they write "When wind chills get as low as -40, exposed skin can freeze in minutes." Ulster County Government adds to be neighborly and watch out for those in your community and if you're a pet owner, keep your pets inside.

Stay warm, everyone!

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