BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Code Blue Alert is in effect for Baltimore as another dose of Arctic air moved into the area this weekend.
The alert, which is the sixth for Baltimore this season, is in effect through Monday morning. The previous alert that ended earlier this week lasted for 14 days.
WJZ’s Meg McNamara says Sunday night will be frigid, with lows in the teens. Wind chills will make it feel even colder.
Last winter, 12 people died from hypothermia in Baltimore City, according to the city’s health department. So far this winter, there have been eight hypothermia-related deaths.
A Code Blue Alert is declared by the health commissioner’s office when temperatures, including wind chill, are expected to be 13 degrees or below or when other conditions are severe enough to present a substantial threat to the life or health of vulnerable Baltimore citizens.