Officials are warning frostbite can occur within minutes today as temperatures in the Hudson Valley will be colder than Alaska, Antartica and Russia.

According to Weather.com temperatures in Moscow, Russia reached 34 degrees today and 27 degrees in Anchorage, Alaska. It was 35 degrees in Bouvet Island, Antartica, Accuweather reports.

As I write this article, temperatures across the Hudson Valley are below zero. During my drive to work this morning, between three counties, it was -3 degrees in Orange County, -4 degrees in Dutchess County and -5 degrees in Ulster County. Hudson Valley Weather reported -11 degrees in parts of Ulster County.

Wind Chill Warnings or a Wind Chill Advisories remain in effect for the Hudson Valley until late Thursday.

Dangerously cold wind chills are expected Thursday with wind chills of 20 below to 35 below zero in the Hudson Valley, according to the National Weather Service.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken.

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.

The cold wind chills Thursday could cause frostbite on exposed skin within 10 minutes, according to to the National Weather Service.

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