Reminder: Wind Chill Warning Until 11:00 a.m.


Reminder, a wind chill warning is in effect until 11:00 this morning. It is very cold outside, over 20 degrees below zero.

Travel is not recommended. But, if travel is a must, bundle up! Frost bite can happen in a matter of minutes! Also, have plenty of blankets in your car in case of a break down. Make sure your phone is charged so you can call for help too.

Stay safe and warm today. Also, keep those that don’t have a home in your prayers. I hope and pray they find a warm shelter to stay in during such frigid weather.

 

Wind Chill Warning


MIXED WINTRY PRECIPITATION TODAY...SNOW SATURDAY...THEN
SHARPLY COLDER...

.A STRONG WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING A MIX OF FREEZING DRIZZLE AND
SNOW TO THE AREA TODAY...AND MAINLY SNOW ON SATURDAY. THEN
SHARPLY COLDER TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY.

LIGHT ICING ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TODAY...ALONG WITH 1 TO 4
INCHES OF SNOW THROUGH SATURDAY. SOME BLOWING SNOW COULD ALSO
DEVELOP WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY...THEN WIND CHILLS DROP TO 20 TO
30 BELOW ZERO SATURDAY INTO EARLY SUNDAY.

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MONONA-THURSTON-CUMING-BURT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ONAWA...MAPLETON...PENDER...MACY...

WALTHILL...WINNEBAGO...WEST POINT...WISNER...TEKAMAH...OAKLAND...

LYONS...DECATUR
335 AM CST FRI DEC 16 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING
TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

...WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 11 AM CST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WIND
CHILL WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 11 AM
CST SUNDAY. 

* TIMING...FREEZING DRIZZLE IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY MID MORNING
AND CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING. SOME SLEET COULD ALSO OCCUR. THE
FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW LATE TONIGHT AND
CONTINUE THROUGH MIDDAY SATURDAY.

* ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO A TENTH
OF AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS FROM TONIGHT INTO
SATURDAY WILL RANGE FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES.

* WIND CHILL VALUES...WIND CHILL VALUES WILL FALL TO 20 BELOW BY
MIDDAY SATURDAY AND 30 BELOW SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT...SURFACE TEMPERATURES WILL BE BELOW FREEZING...

THUS LIGHT ICING ACCUMULATIONS CAN BE EXPECTED. ICING IS
ESPECIALLY LIKELY ON UNTREATED ROADS...SIDEWALKS...PARKING
LOTS...BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. WHEN SNOW DEVELOPS...NORTH TO
NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 30 MPH COULD CREATE AREAS
OF BLOWING SNOW.

* OTHER IMPACTS...THE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES WILL CAUSE
FROST BITE TO EXPOSED SKIN IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW... SLEET...

OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS
WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF
PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
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