Wind Chill Warning in effect 6-am Sunday until Noon Tuesday

Weather

January 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD- 414 AM CST SAT JAN 4 2014 …

WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO NOON CST TUESDAY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO NOON CST TUESDAY. THE WIND CHILL WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…AN ARCTIC AIRMASS AND INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL DROP INTO THE AREA LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT AND REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH TUESDAY. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL DROP TO 20 BELOW ON SUNDAY. THE COLDEST AIR WILL BE IN PLACE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…AN EXTENDED PERIOD WITH EXTREME WIND CHILL VALUES OF 20 TO 35 BELOW ZERO WILL OCCUR. LIFE THREATENING WIND CHILL VALUES SUNDAY NIGHT TROUGH MONDAY MORNING OF 35 TO 50 BELOW ARE EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS…EXTREME WIND CHILLS OF THIS MAGNITUDE CAN RESULT IN FROST BITE IN MINUTES AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF EXTREMELY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE LIFE THREATENING LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.