Blizzard Warning and Wind Chill Advisory In Effect

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Jan 042018

The blizzard warning remains in effect until 1 a.m. Friday.

Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Saturday.

Damage to trees and power lines have been reported. Expect total snow accumulations of 12-18 inches. Tonight, very cold wind chills are expected. Expect wind chills to range from 0 to 20 below zero.

Winds gusting as high as 55 mph will cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous.

Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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.