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Bitter cold moves in

Bitter cold moves in

From the National Weather Service:

...VERY COLD TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TONIGHT...

.ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST
TODAY...IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT THAT PASSED THROUGH EARLY THIS
MORNING. HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL OCCUR THIS MORNING...WITH
FALLING TEMPERATURES EXPECTED THROUGH THE DAY. LOWS TONIGHT ARE
THEN EXPECTED TO FALL INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO WITH WIND
CHILL READINGS BOTTOMING OUT AT 18 TO ABOUT 25 DEGREES BELOW
ZERO. WINDS WILL BE WESTERLY 7 TO 12 MPH.

CLOUDS WILL PUSH INTO THE AREA LATE TONIGHT AHEAD OF A RAPIDLY
APPROACHING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. THIS WILL ACTUALLY ALLOW
TEMPERATURES TO WARM SLIGHTLY BY SUNRISE THURSDAY MORNING.

MARQUETTE-GREEN LAKE-FOND DU LAC-SHEBOYGAN-SAUK-COLUMBIA-DODGE-
WASHINGTON-OZAUKEE-IOWA-DANE-JEFFERSON-WAUKESHA-MILWAUKEE-
LAFAYETTE-GREEN-ROCK-WALWORTH-RACINE-KENOSHA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MONTELLO...BERLIN...FOND DU LAC...
SHEBOYGAN...BARABOO...PORTAGE...WISCONSIN DELLS...BEAVER DAM...
WEST BEND...PORT WASHINGTON...DODGEVILLE...MADISON...JEFFERSON...
LAKE MILLS...WAUKESHA...BROOKFIELD...MILWAUKEE...DARLINGTON...
MONROE...JANESVILLE...BELOIT...ELKHORN...LAKE GENEVA...RACINE...
KENOSHA
ALLAMAKEE-CLAYTON-CRAWFORD-GRANT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAUKON...PRAIRIE DU CHIEN...PLATTEVILLE
338 AM CST WED DEC 11 2013

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM
CST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN HAS ISSUED A
WIND CHILL ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO 6 AM CST THURSDAY.

* TIMING...THE LOWEST WIND CHILLS WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 7 PM AND 4 AM
TONIGHT.

* WIND CHILL VALUES...LOWEST READINGS 18 TO ABOUT 25 DEGREES
BELOW ZERO. WINDS WILL BE 7 TO 12 MPH.

* IMPACTS...WIND CHILLS THIS LOW CAN CAUSE FROST BITE TO
UNPROTECTED SKIN IN A MATTER OF MINUTES. HYPOTHERMIA BECOMES A
CONCERN IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES.

 

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