So I get to stay home tomorrow because….

…WIND CHILL WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FOR DANGEROUS COLD…

.LATE THIS AFTERNOON, WIND CHILLS WERE IN THE 30 TO 40 BELOW ZERO RANGE ACROSS SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA. WINDS HAVE INCREASED IN MANY AREAS, WITH 30 TO 35 MPH WIND GUSTS. SNOW SHOWERS HAVE ALSO DEVELOPED AND A DUSTING OF SNOW ON ROADS, COMBINED WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW, COULD CAUSE SLICK TRAVEL SPOTS FOR THE EVENING COMMUTE.

WIND CHILLS AND TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO FALL THROUGH THE EVENING, BECOMING DANGEROUS FOR THOSE OUTDOORS. THIS HISTORICAL COLD WILL LAST THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

TAKE THIS COLD SERIOUSLY AS IT COULD BE LIFE-THREATENING! AVOID OR RESCHEDULE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IF POSSIBLE. FREQUENTLY CHECK ON THE ELDERLY THAT MAY VENTURE OUT.

…WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST THURSDAY…

* WHAT…SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND SLICK ROADS AFFECTING THE EVENING COMMUTE. DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS EXPECTED WITH WINDS GUSTING IN THE 25 TO 35 MPH RANGE THROUGH EARLY EVENING. WIND CHILLS AS LOW AS 60 BELOW ZERO EXPECTED.

* WHERE…NORTHEAST IOWA, SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA, PARTS OF SOUTHWEST INTO CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

* WHEN…UNTIL NOON CST THURSDAY.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…THE DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS COULD CAUSE FROSTBITE ON EXPOSED SKIN IN AS LITTLE AS 5 MINUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND THE WIND WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. FROSTBITE CAN OCCUR QUICKLY AND EVEN HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

See you all on Thursday.

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11 thoughts on “So I get to stay home tomorrow because….

    1. It started at -4* this morning and the temps keep dropping. It’s now -5* with a feels like -29*. I have to go get in my cold car now and drive home. Stopping at grocery store on the way for supper stuff.

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  1. and I think its cold here. I would never wanta live in Minnesnowta unless there are some positive perks?! Schools closed down here due to the cold weather. Some of us still have to work regardless…sucks! I did not wanta get out of bed this morning.

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