Winter storm, wind chill warnings

A winter storm warning is in effect until 8 a.m. Tuesday for Ottawa County, and a wind chill warning is in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Tribune Staff
Jan 5, 2014

Extreme wind chill readings of 25 below to 40 below are expected Monday and Tuesday.

A wind chill warning is issued when a strong wind combines with cold temperatures to create dangerously cold conditions for exposed skin.

It will be unsafe to be outdoors for a prolonged period of time Monday and Tuesday. Those planning to venture outdoors should use common sense and dress warmly, making sure all exposed skin is covered.

The forecast for the Grand Haven area:

Sunday night: Snow with areas of blowing snow before 10 pm, then snow likely with areas of blowing snow between 10 pm and 1 am, then snow with areas of blowing snow after 1 am. Low around 6. Wind chill values as low as minus 11. Blustery, with a north-northwest wind 20 to 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of around 3 inches.

Monday: Snow showers with areas of blowing snow. Temperature falling to around 2 by 5 pm. Wind chill values as low as minus 23. Windy, with a west-northwest wind 30 to 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Monday night: Snow showers with areas of blowing snow. Low around 1. Wind chill values as low as minus 24. Windy, with a west-northwest wind 30 to 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Tuesday: Snow showers with areas of blowing snow. High near 12. Windy, with a west wind 28 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

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