NWS: Wind Chill Advisory In Effect For Brevard County, Expected To Be 22 Degrees
By Space Coast Daily // January 24, 2016
protect sensitive plants, bring pets inside
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a WIND CHILL ADVISORY, which is in effect overnight for all of East Central Florida, including Brevard County.
A FREEZE WARNING overnight has been expanded and now includes Lake, Volusia, Seminole and Orange Counties.
Most of the area will have wind chills in the 20s around sunrise Sunday morning. Make sure to dress in several layers and wear a hat if heading outside.
Use extreme with heating devices since the greatest danger to life during Florida cold weather is residence fires.
Make sure all people, plants and pets have adequate protection from the cold.
All of east central Florida will be cold enough tonight to protect sensitive plants and bring the pets inside. Use extra care with space heaters and fireplaces, since residence fires cause the greatest threat to life during Florida cold weather outbreaks.
||Lo: 35°F||Hi: 59°F
||Lo: 41°F||Hi: 70°F
Tonight…Clear…Breezy. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph Decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Wind chill readings 25 to 28.
Sunday…Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night…Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
Monday…Mostly sunny. Warmer. Highs around 70. North winds around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Monday Night…Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.
Tuesday…Considerable cloudiness with a slight chance of showers. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Tuesday Night…Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Wednesday…Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Wednesday Night…Cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows around 60. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Thursday…Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Thursday Night…Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 20 percent.
NWS COLD WEATHER SAFETY TIPS
• Residence fires pose the greatest threat to life during Florida cold outbreaks. Remember to keep flammable materials such as newspapers or clothing away from portable heaters. Make sure that smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly…especially when sleeping.
• Be extra careful with kerosene heaters! Make sure the room is well ventilated. These heaters give off toxic fumes that can make you sick or even kill you. Also, never use a charcoal grill to warm your house.
• Persons with delicate plants should take measures to protect them from the cold temperatures.
• Make frequent checks of the elderly. Make sure their furnaces are working and heating the house properly.
• Pets are also susceptible to cold weather. If they must stay outside…make sure there is a warm and dry shelter with sufficient food and unfrozen water.
• If you must go outside…remember that several layers of clothes will keep you warmer than a single heavy coat. A hat is also important since 20 percent of body heat loss is through the head.
• Cold weather itself puts an extra strain on the heart. If you add to this the strain of heavy physical activity, you could be at risk for a heart attack.
• Dress appropriately before going outdoors. The air temperature does not have to be below freezing for someone to experience cold emergencies such as hypothermia and frostbite. Wind speed can create dangerously cold conditions even when the temperature is not that low. Dress warmly in loose-fitting, layered, light-weight clothing. Outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent. Wear a hat. Protect your face and cover your mouth to protect your lungs from very cold air. Wear mittens instead of gloves — they allow your fingers to move freely in contact with one another and will keep your hands much warmer.
• Avoid alcoholic beverages. Alcohol causes the body to lose its heat more rapidly — even though one may feel warmer after drinking alcoholic beverages.