1/14/09: Wind Chill Headlines

Issued at 10:48 PM CST, Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

*Wind Chill Warning*

Wind Chill Warning remains in effect until 12 PM CST Friday for all of Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Counties in the Duluth area included in this warning are:

Koochiching MN… Itasca MN… Cass MN… Crow Wing MN… Aitkin MN… Pine MN… Carlton MN… St. Louis MN… Lake MN… Cook MN… Douglas WI… Bayfield WI… Ashland WI… Iron WI… Burnett WI… Washburn WI… Sawyer WI… And Price WI…

Some cities included in the warning are:

International Falls MN… Grand Rapids MN… Walker MN… Brainerd MN… Aitkin MN… Pine City MN… Hinckley MN… Moose Lake MN… Esko MN… Duluth MN… Hibbing MN… Cotton MN… Ely MN… Virginia MN… Crane Lake MN… Two Harbors MN… Isabella MN… Silver Bay MN… Grand Marais MN… Superior WI… Port Wing WI… Bayfield WI… Ashland WI… Hurley WI… Siren WI… Grantsburg WI… Spooner WI… Hayward WI… And Park Falls WI…

Bitterly cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills will persist throughout the Northland into Friday. Air temperatures Tonight and Thursday Morning and again Thursday Night and Friday Morning will range from 20 below to 45 below zero with temperatures Thursday Afternoon ranging from around zero to 20 below.

Winds of 5 to 15 mph with occasional gusts of 15 to 25 mph will cause wind chills to fall into the 30 below to 55 below range in the warning area through Friday.

This is a dangerous situation, frostbite could occur on exposed skin in a matter of minutes in conditions like this. Make sure you cover up all exposed skin if your going to be venturing outdoors.

Tim

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