Editor's note: the following information was provided by the Montgomery County Health Department.
Norristown, PA (February 19, 2013) - The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have decided to extend the Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.
The Code Blue Declaration has been extended for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 until 9:00am on Friday, February 22, 2013.
A Code Blue Cold Weather declaration is made in Montgomery County when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to individuals without shelter. A Code Blue is called when the combination of air temperature and wind chill is anticipated to be 20ºF or less.
For general cold weather information, check the Montgomery County Health Department website: