Dangerous, bitter wind chills strike snow-covered Midwest

by Dominic Parks December 31, 2017, 0:52
Dangerous, bitter wind chills strike snow-covered Midwest

The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Temperatures will drop close to 10 degrees by morning, and an increasingly brisk northwest breeze will drive wind chills around or below zero for most of the area by daybreak.

According to the weather service's website, daytime highs Saturday will be around minus 15 degrees, with the overnight low Saturday night expected to be around minus 27 degrees. Tomorrow night, lows plummet -15 to -20, with wind chills as cold as -35. If your New Year's Eve plans take you outside for any length of time, be sure to limit your cold exposure if possible and dress in plenty of layers.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, high near 8.

We will probably see another wind chill weather alert for Tuesday morning since wind chill values are anticipated to be below 0 again. Lake effect snow showers and very cold wind chills are expected for both counties.

Widespread fresh snow cover over the entire Midwest coupled with clear to partly cloudy at night and an Arctic air mass moving in from Canada will lead to the coldest weather of this early winter season.

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A man died at an Abington apartment complex yesterday in a fire that remains under investigation. Sunday at a home on Northwest Eighth Street, Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal Russell Deboodt said.

The National Weather Service has highs in the single digits to low teens through Friday, and lows in the single digits below and above zero.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, low around 0.

Fri: Hi: 28 Lo: 13 Sunny. Skies will remain mostly sunny as the cold but quiet weather pattern continues through the first half of the first week of 2018.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, high near 15.


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