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Winter weather can turn deadly

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Winter weather can turn deadly due to intense cold conditions.

Health officials warn of hypothermia, when a person’s body temperature gets too low, that could leave you unconscious, or in a state of cardiac arrest. And, frostbite can lead to amputations.

Weather experts say there’s a big difference between the actual temperature and the wind chill.

This chart shows that it doesn’t take long for hypothermia and frostbite to set in.

Holly Brantley will have more Tuesday morning on The Breakfast Show.

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