RIPR News
7:17 am
Mon January 24, 2011

Frigid temperatures move into RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Dangerously cold weather has moved into New England and it's going to hang around for a couple of days.


It was January, 2005 when Rhode Island last saw temperatures below zero. And with the wind, it feels even colder, says National Weather Service meteorologist Eleanor Talbot.

"There's not going to be a lot of wind in the morning but even a little bit will cause wind chill values," she says. "So we could see wind chill values of -10 to -15 so everybody should be bundling up in the morning that's for sure."


David Smith, director of the state's Emergency Management Agency, says it would be smart to stow some cold weather items in your car.


"Take some extra blankets, clothing in case you break down, you'll be able to stay warm a little longer," Smith says.


The Coast Guard is urging mariners seek alternate moorings or haul their boats out of the water to avoid ice damage.

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