Wind Chill Warning replaces Advisory in Audubon Guthrie & Dallas Counties

Weather

January 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-

…WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST THURSDAY. THE WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…WIND CHILLS WILL CONTINUE FALLING THROUGHOUT THE DAY WITH THE COLDEST READINGS OF AROUND 30 BELOW EXPECTED FROM AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO SHORTLY AFTER DAYBREAK THURSDAY.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES…LOW TEMPERATURES WILL PLUMMET TO THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO TONIGHT WITH BRISK NORTHWEST WINDS. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL OFTEN BE 15 BELOW TO 25 BELOW ZERO BY EARLY THIS EVENING…LIKELY REACHING AROUND 30 BELOW INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS MAY RESULT IN FROSTBITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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 FROSTBITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.