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Wind chill warning in effect 7am Monday until 1am Wednesday

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning which is in effect until 4 am Monday.  A  wind chill warning remains in effect from 7 am Monday to 1 am Wednesday.

36 hour total snowfall accumulations from Saturday evening through early Monday morning will range from 8 to 14 inches.

Northwest winds will increase to 15 to 20 mph late tonight. This will lead to some blowing and drifting of the snow.

Wind chills will drop to between 20 and 30 below zero during the day Monday as temperatures fall below zero.

Impacts:

Snow-covered roads will result in treacherous road conditions.

Visibility will fall to one half of a mile at times.

Blowing and drifting snow...Particularly affecting west-east
Oriented roads.

Exposure to such bitterly cold conditions will cause frost
Bite in a short period of time.

Precautionary/preparedness actions:

A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow are expected or occurring. This will make travel very hazardous.

A 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 taken.

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