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Precautions Urged as Unseasonably Cold Weather Hits Area

November 12, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Larry King, 215.348.6413 or lrking@buckscounty.org

The Bucks County Commissioners today urged area residents to take health and safety precautions as an unusually early wave of cold weather descends over the next two days, bringing potentially record-breaking low temperatures to the region.

Low temperatures tonight and Wednesday night are predicted to drop below 20 degrees. Wind gusts tonight could reach up to 25 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. WINTRY

Daytime temperatures will be falling throughout the day today as an arctic front crosses our region. Wednesday’s high temperature is expected to be in the low- to mid-30s, but with northwest winds reaching up to 13 mph, it is likely to feel much colder than 30 degrees.

County emergency and health officials urge anyone working outside to be properly dressed, with skin covered. Alternative heat sources should be used with caution, as they can present a carbon monoxide hazard.

Pet owners should ensure that their pets are warm by bringing them inside or making sure they have warm shelter. Residents also are urged to check on any neighbors who are elderly or have special needs.