Communicating Impacts and Mitigation for Wind Chill and Extreme Cold

Communicating Impacts and Mitigation for Wind Chill and Extreme Cold
After completing this lesson, you should be able complete the following tasks:
  • Describe weather events that potentially lead to wind chill and extreme cold advisories and warnings.
  • Recall the thresholds for wind chill and extreme cold advisories and warnings.
  • Describe how wind chill and extreme cold can impact the general public.
  • List key local partner agencies and public jurisdictions that may be impacted by wind chill and extreme cold.
  • Describe how wind chill and extreme cold can impact both routine and emergency operations of local partner agencies and decision-making by these agencies.
  • Describe strategies that mitigate wind chill and extreme cold hazards.
  • List and describe the communication channels that would be effective in distributing information about wind chill and extreme cold hazards and associated mitigation strategies.
  • Formulate clear, logical, cohesive forecast messages for wind chill and extreme cold events that describe the potential impact on the community and possible mitigation strategies.