WIUM Tristates Public Radio

Dangerously Cold Weather for the Tri States

Jan 28, 2019

The National Weather Service (NWS) reports dangerous and life-threatening wind chills will persist from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday morning.  A Wind Chill Watch will be in effect for the Tri States Public Radio listening region during that period.

A Wind Chill Watch means there is the potential for a combination of very cold air and the wind to create dangerously low wind chill values.

UPDATE: The NWS has updated the forecast and issued a Wind Chill Warning, which 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 can occur if precautions are not taken.

The NWS said the coldest temperatures since 1996 combined with blustery winds will push wind chills into the 30 degrees below zero to 55 degrees below zero range.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 28. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet, or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

(compiled from National Weather Service reports)