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Health experts reminding people to watch out for frostbite


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Health experts providing a reminder to dress for the weather.  Frostbite can happen within 10 minutes in these temperatures so its important to wear gloves and wear extra layers.  The ears, nose, and feet are the most vulnerable areas, so keep those well covered.  The first warning signs are often a "pins and needles" sensation and numbness.

"Usually it starts in your extremities, your toes, and your hands just because blood is trying to shunt to the core to conserve your body temperature so those are the areas that usually get hit first," says LeighAnn Gooden of Mayo Clinic Health System.

Wind Chills Monday night are expected to reach 40 degrees below zero and a wind chill advisory is in effect until noon Tuesday.

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