Milford Fire Department issues wind chill advisory

MILFORD – Garrison Keller likes to say that winter in Minnesota sometimes makes a sincere attempt to kill you.

So does winter in northern New England.

On Friday, Jan. 3, the Milford Fire Department warned that a wind chill advisory remains in effect until 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 4, and that the bitterly cold wind can result in frostbite to any exposed flesh.

A wind chill advisory is issued whenever the wind chill index is likely to reach 15 below zero to 24 below zero for at least three hours.

“If you’re heading outdoors dress in layers and wear a hat and gloves,” warns the Nixel emergency message.

The fire department also advises on checking neighbors who may need help staying warm.

The message applies to the east slopes of the Berkshires in northwestern Massachusetts and all of southern New Hampshire, where wind chill readings were expected to go as low as 29 below zero.