Wind chill advisories continue; no warm up in sight

Steve Phelps
December 31, 2017

As a point of reference, wind chills of -20 to -30 can cause frostbite to exposed skin with about 30 minutes of exposure.

Due to dangerously cold wind chills, Wind Chill Advisories have been issued for the majority of the state Saturday night through Monday morning. Brisk winds in the 10 to 20 miles per hour range caused wind chills to drop to bitterly cold levels between -20 and -30, with areas of central Wisconsin seeing dangerously cold wind chills near -35. The very cold air will hold over the Great Lakes and Midwest through Tuesday with a continuation of Wind Chill Advisories here. Dry conditions will likely continue as well with no chance for any snow in the next 8 days. Sunday's high is only 13, with wind chill values as low as minus 10 degrees. Not only a record cold morning, but a record cold high temperature as well.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Clear and very cold. Actual low temperatures will be in the single digits, while wind chills could be as cold as ten below zero for most of us, and an even colder twenty below in the Poconos and Slate Belt.

Sat: High: 44 Low: 20 Partly cloudy. Highs through the New Year for most will not top 0° (Fahrenheit). Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

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Thu: Hi: 27 Lo: 9 Partly cloudy.

Friday: Mostly sunny, high near 14. A sprawling area of arctic high pressure is to blame for the cold, even though that high is centered well to our west across the central part of the country through the start of the week.

Bitterly cold weather will continue from Saturday afternoon through the New Year's holiday through Tuesday of next week.

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