Wind Chill Advisory issued for Western/West Central & SW Iowa

News, Weather

February 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

348 PM CST FRI FEB 10 2012

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM CST SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM CST SATURDAY.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…COLD TEMPERATURES ALREADY IN PLACE ARE EXPECTED TO SLIP FURTHER THIS EVENING. THE FAR NORTHWEST ALONG WITH SNOW COVERED AREAS OF WEST CENTRAL IOWA WILL SEE TEMPERATURES EVENTUALLY DIP TO ZERO OR BELOW.

* WINDS…A NORTH TO NORTHWEST WIND AT 2O TO 30 MPH WILL BE COMMON THIS EVENING. THE WIND WILL DIMINISH SOME OVERNIGHT BUT SHOULD REMAIN IN THE 10 TO 20 MPH RANGE.

* IMPACTS…WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES WILL SLIP TO NEAR ZERO THIS EVENING AND IS EXPECTED TO FALL TO BETWEEN -20 TO -25 AFTER MIDNIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND WIND WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.