Wind chill advisory

(UPDATED: Friday 12:11 a.m.) A wind chill advisory is in effect for Ottawa County until 10 a.m. today.
Tribune Staff
Feb 6, 2014

The National Weather Service office in Grand Rapids says winds combining with the cold will lower wind chill temperatures to between minus 10 and minus 20 this morning.

Wind chills this low can cause exposed skin to freeze in 30 minutes. If you must venture outdoors, make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

The coldest wind chills of near 20 below will be found along I-94 and along U.S. 127. The forecast for the Grand Haven area calls for wind chills of about 10 below today.

A wind chill advisory is issued when a strong wind will combine with cold temperatures to create dangerously cold conditions for exposed skin. The wind will make it feel like it is 15 degrees below zero or colder for a period of several hours. Those planning to venture outdoors should use common sense and dress warmly, making sure that all exposed skin is covered.

The forecast for the Grand Haven area:

Today: A chance of snow showers, mainly before 7 a.m., then a chance for flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14. Wind chill values as low as minus 10. Breezy, with a west-southwest wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Tonight: Scattered flurries before 8 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as minus 4. West-southwest wind 10 to 16 mph.


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