Frigid temperatures and high winds are set to rip through the Penn State campus and the surrounding area for the duration of the week, according to a press release issued via Penn State Live Monday afternoon.
As temperatures dip well below freezing in Centre County, Penn State students and State College residents are urged to stay out of the cold as much as possible, according to the release.
Temperatures in the area and other parts of the state are expected to drop below zero degrees today and tomorrow.
Brian Edwards, an Accuweather meteorologist, said temperatures won’t surpass 20 degrees until Thursday.
“Temperatures will be around 10 degrees with a gusty wind making it feel like zero degrees Fahrenheit,” Edwards said. “For most of Wednesday and Thursday, it will feel like anything from zero to five degrees Fahrenheit.”
Edwards said bundling up and covering any and all exposed skin is the most important thing for outdoor travelers.
Some parts of Pennsylvania may see small snowstorms and wind chills are expected to be as low as 15 degrees below freezing.
“Frostbite can occur in a manner of minutes when temperatures dip below zero degrees,” Edwards said. “The best time to travel would be during the day when there is some sunlight.”
There will be minimal snowfall today and tomorrow, Edwards said. Most of the snowfall will occur late Thursday night into Friday morning, Edwards said.
Edwards said commuters and anyone travelling by car should bring extra supplies like blankets and coats.