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Wind Chills as Low as 20 Below Zero Forecast for Durham and Middlefield

The National Weather Service has issued a warning for southeastern Connecticut that calls for bitter cold conditions through Wednesday morning, so bundle up.

Connecticut River in Middletown — it's frozen!
Connecticut River in Middletown — it's frozen!

Northern Middlesex County — which includes Durham and Middlefield — is under a wind chill advisory through Wednesday at 8 a.m. with temperatures expected to reach bitter cold proportions, according to the National Weather Service.

Parts of interior southeast Connecticut will experience wind chill values as low as 15 to 20 below zero and winds blowing from the west at 10 to 20 miles per hour with gusts up to 35 mph, the NWS says.

The thermometer will read 1 to 9 above degrees zero through Tuesday night. "Prolonged exposure to the bitter cold and wind could lead to frostbite and hypothermia," the NWS says. "In prolonged periods of cold temperatures, be sure to check the antifreeze in your automobile, use space heaters safely, and if emergency generators are necessary, be sure they are well-ventilated."

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