Extreme cold and wind in the forecast for Coshocton County

| January 29, 2019

COSHOCTON – Coshocton County is forecast to be impacted by extreme cold and strong winds that will combine to create dangerous winter conditions Jan. 30 through Feb. 1. An arctic blast of cold temperatures will move into the region Tuesday night behind an arctic cold front. Wind chill values as low as 30 to 35 below zero are possible, with the coldest wind chills as low as 40 below zero Wednesday and Thursday morning. These extreme cold temperatures could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as ten minutes.

Potential Threats: The largest threats associated with these temperatures and wind chill are the risks associated with:

  • Poorly insulated infrastructure
  • Plumbing issues
  • Frostbite/hypothermia

A Wind Chill Warning is in effect 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 through 5 p.m. Jan. 31. A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air and the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frostbite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken. Dangerous cold wind chills are expected beginning Wednesday. Wind chills as low as 25 below zero expected.

We have worked with our community partners to identify warming center locations for those who may need somewhere to go to escape the cold. Those locations and hours are:

The Coshocton Senior Center

201 Brown’s Lane


8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wed-Thurs

Salvation Army

219 N. 4th Street


9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wed – Thurs

A light meal will be provided.

Any updates to Warming Center locations will be posted to the Coshocton County EMA Facebook Page.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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