Sub-zero temperatures pose frostbite risks

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by BRIANA BERMENSOLO & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 6 at 11:40 AM

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SPOKANE, Wash. -- When temperatures drop and winds pick up frostbite becomes a real possibility.

The Spokane area will be under a Wind Chill Watch this weekend. The cold weather with big wind chills can be more than just uncomfortable. It is dangerous.

Dr. Joe Cvancara is a Dermatological Surgeon in Spokane Valley. He has seen the first hand effects of frostbite setting in on patients who were outside for only five minutes in sub-zero temperatures.

Cvancara recommends covering exposed skin anytime temperatures drop below freezing.

 

 

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