The Coldest Night In YearsJanuary 6th, 2014 at 4:19 pm by Jeff Edmondson WAVY under Weather
Temperatures are expected to drop to the single digits tonight as an arctic blast of air arrives across our area.
First of all there is a wind chill advisory that has been issued for our entire area. What does this mean? Well it says that we could see wind chills or the feels like temperature between 0° and -10° tonight. With temperatures like this frostbite will take over 30 minutes to develop. Hypothermia is also a possibility if your are under-dressed if you go outside for a period of time. Remember, to wear a hat and gloves if you are going out. Below is a look at tomorrow morning’s wind chill:
Actual temperatures will be near 10-15 degrees tomorrow morning with a northwest wind at 10-15mph. Also some other tips to consider:
- Protect your pets by providing them shelter from the wind chills.
- Protect your pipes by opening the cabinets to let in the warmer indoor air.
- If your faucets are adjacent to the outdoor wall, a slow drip will prevent a frozen pipe.
- Disconnect the hoses from your spigot and cover them or let them drip.
So how common is this cold air?
Our highs will barely make it out of the teens tomorrow thanks to a chilly northwest wind. Our temps will make another dive on Tuesday night where our lows will be in the teens. By then our winds will be calm.
Road conditions will be fine for most of us tonight. A slick spot or two is possible on local roads from puddles left behind from the rain earlier today.
Dress Warm and Stay Safe from the cold tonight. Don Slater and Jeremy Wheeler will be tracking the dangerous wind chills tonight and tomorrow. Stay tuned for up to the minute updates.
As a bonus I was sent this picture earlier:
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson