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Wind Chill Advisory Issued for WSON Listening Area -NWS Paducah

Wind Chill Advisory Issued for WSON Listening Area -NWS Paducah

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

January 29th, 2019

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…Bitterly cold temperatures in store for the Quad State region…

It will be bitterly cold at times tonight through Wednesday night
as a frigid arctic airmass spreads across the area.

The leading edge of the main core of cold Arctic air will move
through the Quad State region by this evening. Low temperatures
by Wednesday morning will be near zero along the Interstate 64
corridor to the lower teens near the Arkansas and Tennessee
borders.

Wind Chill temperatures overnight will fall into the 10 to 20
degrees below zero range across portions of southeast Missouri,
southern Illinois, southwest Indiana and northwest Kentucky.

A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for areas north of a Marble
Hill Missouri, Vienna Illinois, Calhoun Kentucky line for late
tonight through midday Wednesday.

Southward, into the rest of west Kentucky and southeast Missouri,
wind chills during this same time frame will be zero to 10 below.
The very cold weather will last into Wednesday night.

This cold snap will increase the likelihood of frostbite and
hypothermia if precautions are not taken. We will quickly break
out of the cold, with much warmer conditions returning by the end
of the week.

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
NOON CST WEDNESDAY…

* WHAT…Very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as
10 to 20 below zero likely.

* WHERE…Portions of southwest Indiana, southeast Missouri,
western Kentucky and southern Illinois, north of a line from
Marble Hill Missouri, to Vienna Illinois to Calhoun Kentucky.

* WHEN…From midnight Tuesday night to noon CST Wednesday.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.

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