After a beautiful almost 50 degree day the weather is crashing. The winds are whipping at up to 50 mph and the temperature is dropping. Right now, the temperature is 12 degrees. Factor in the windchill and it feels like -16 degrees.
Here is our Weather Advisory:
WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TUESDAY...
A WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TUESDAY.
* TIMING...A PROLONGED PERIOD OF BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS ARE EXPECTED FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MIDDAY TUESDAY.
* WIND CHILL...WIND CHILLS OF 25 BELOW TO 35 BELOW ZERO WILL BE COMMON.
TEMPERATURE...ACTUAL AIR TEMPERATURES WILL DROP BELOW ZERO. THE
COLDEST READINGS WILL OCCUR MONDAY NIGHT WHEN LOWS PLUNGE INTO THE 10
BELOW TO 20 BELOW ZERO RANGE.
* IMPACTS...THE EXTREME COLD IS
DANGEROUS FOR ANY EXPOSED SKIN. FROSTBITE CAN OCCUR ON UNPROTECTED
SKIN IN AS LITTLE AS 10 TO 15 MINUTES. THE RISK OF HYPOTHERMIA IS HIGH
IF PROPER PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG
WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT
You all want to join us, right?
The winds are blowing harder than I have ever heard them - short of the tornado a few months back. Our heavy wooden furniture has been moved all over. There have been things that have hit the house - still don't know what all has hit it. I certainly hope we don't have any damage.
Katelyn and Ryan went with friends to Winter Jam tonight. They are just getting out of there. I will certainly be glad when they are safe at home. I am thankful Katelyn didn't drive . . . Thank you so much Tonya! I imagine it will be white knuckle driving all the way home.
Be safe and STAY home!