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1/23/09: Wind Chill Advisory

Issued at 4:48 PM CST, Friday, January 23rd, 2009

*Wind Chill Advisory* is in effect from 9 PM CST Tonight until 12 PM CST Saturday for all of Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin.

Counties in the Duluth area that are included in this advisory 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 advisory 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… Ely MN… Cotton MN… Virginia MN… Two Harbors MN… Finland MN… Silver Bay MN… Grand Marais MN… Superior WI… Solon Springs 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 combined with wind speeds of 10 to 20 mph will result in dangerous wind chills around Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin Tonight and Saturday Morning. Wind chills will range from 25 below to 40 below in the advisory area with some locations such as Hibbing, International Falls, Walker, Big Fork, and Ely possibly getting as low as 45 below late Tonight and early Saturday Morning.

Frostbite could develop in 10 to 15 minutes on exposed skin. Take proper precautions if you plan to be outdoors for any period of time while the advisory is in effect.

Additional wind chill headlines may be needed for parts of the area for Saturday Night and Sunday.

Tim

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