WIND CHILL ADVISORY 1/9

Iowa Wind Chill Advisory

Strong northwest winds of 15 to 25-mph with gusts to 30-mph look to persist tonight into Sunday morning. Much of central and northern Iowa will have low temperatures drop below zero tonight and the combination of the blustery winds and cold temperatures will lead to wind chill values of 20 to around 30 below zero tonight into Sunday morning.

The bitter cold wind chill values look to impact the area this evening and continue into early Sunday morning. Northwest winds of 15 to 25mph with gusts near 30mph will be likely. Ambient temperatures look to plummet under zero this evening and into Sunday morning. Wind chill values of 20 to around 30 below zero are anticipated.

Frostbite can occur within 30 minutes of exposed skin in these types of wind chill values. 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.

Zach Sharpe

My name is Zach Sharpe. I am the president and forecaster for the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. You can find me on Twitter @Stormchaserzach and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stormchaserzach/

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