Sunday, January 5, 2014

Severe Weather Alert

Winter Storm Warning finally elapses at 6 pm CST this evening. But there is a Wind Chill Warning until noon CST Tuesday. According to the National Weather Service there will be less than an inch of snow overnight. The total accumulation was estimated for the region to be between 5 to 10 inches.

The real danger in the next twenty four hours is the temperatures. Many school and business closings tomorrow due to the severe weather. The NSW is warning folks about the dangers of frost bite, hypothermia and death. Uptown Update has a pretty good post concerning precautions to take in this menacing weather.

 Temperatures: Lows 12 below to 20 below zero tonight and Monday night. Record Cold highs of 8 below to 15 below zero Monday. Wind chills, a prolonged period of wind chills lower than 30 below is likely, with wind chills of 40 to 50 below expected late tonight into Monday afternoon and again early Tuesday morning. These forecast wind chills are the lowest in nearly 20 years.

Update 1/6/14 7:30 am - official low is between negative 13 to 15 


Philip McGregor Rogers said...

This is ski mask weather!

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Here is a link where you can check out the absolute coldest temps in Chicago history. This writer remembers the records lows in the eighties when it was negative 26.