Wind Chill Advisory in effect Thursday, from 12-a.m. until Noon

Weather

February 12th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

328 AM CST Wed Feb 12 2020

…Blowing Snow and Dangerous Cold Ahead…

A strong Arctic cold front will pass through the state this afternoon and evening. Strong northwest winds and light snow immediately behind the front may lead to areas of blowing snow over northern Iowa, including the potential for near-blizzard conditions in northwest Iowa where recent snowfall has occurred. Rapidly falling temperatures will also accompany the front, which could lead to a flash freeze if local roads are wet or slushy.

Bitter cold temperatures and breezy winds combine to drop wind chill values to dangerously cold levels late Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Area Counties: Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Cass-Adair-Madison-Adams-Union-Taylor-Ringgold…WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT ON THURSDAY FROM 12-A.M UNTIL NOON.

* WHAT…Very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 30 below zero.

* IMPACTS…The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Temperatures will plummet and it is possible that wet or slushy roads could flash freeze, creating icy spots on roadways Wednesday evening.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves.