Cincinnati Water Works, Is -27 Degrees Wind Chill Dangerous?

As of 10:30AM EST, Cincinnati’s official temperature was -3 degrees F.  The wind was making it feel like -27 degrees and the Cincinnati area is under a “Wind Chill Warning.”  At this temperature, frostbite can occur is less than 30 minutes of exposure.  The current weather blast will be around through tomorrow morning.

So, with these conditions, why is the Cincinnati Water Works department working outside today?  Electricity is essential just as water is.  Do we see power company employees working on lines during a hurricane?

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2 thoughts on “Cincinnati Water Works, Is -27 Degrees Wind Chill Dangerous?

  1. Maybe they are practicing to be crewmen on the ice breaker boats? Like the one that recently got stuck in the ice, up in the artic?

    • Could be, Captain! (although the news clips indicated it was daylight, which means the Antarctic at this time of year) And good luck with your freezing wind chills down south tonight.

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