Focus Shifts to Dangerous Cold

The actual “storm” portion of this area of low pressure has ended with the snow moving over Lake Michigan. Now our attention shifts to the extremely windy conditions and dangerously cold temperatures. It doesn’t matter if your county is in a WIND CHILL ADVISORY (light blue) or if your county is in a WIND CHILL WARNING (dark blue). With northwest winds sustained around 30 mph, the entire viewing area is going to see wind chills hovering between -20° and -30°. I’ve already seen reports of wind gusts as high as 50 mph. Even two trees were reported to have been knocked over by the winds just south of DeKalb. These intense winds will keep howling through the morning commute.

Wind chills were this low last Thursday morning and many schools cancelled classes for the day. If those making the call stick to their past criteria, I would guess there will be quite a few schools closed for the day Wednesday. Regardless, I’ll be back Wednesday morning to help you brave the cold! -ADAM

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This post was written by qni_it on January 30, 2008

4 Comments so far

  1. Justin January 30, 2008 5:02 AM

    When should the cancellations come in? I remember last year when it was about this cold we knew the night before.

  2. Adam Painter January 30, 2008 11:39 AM

    Cancellations scrolling on television now. Still more streaming in…

  3. tony January 30, 2008 3:05 PM

    What I think is strange is most schools cancelled with the wind chills being dangerous, but looks like again harlem decided to stay open. But yet, even when I went to harlem thru 94, they never believed in cancelling.

  4. Jim January 30, 2008 10:23 PM

    I bet if we had a 2″ blanket of snow on the ground, it would of been much colder and wind chills woulda then been downright nasty.

    There’s 95% bare ground here now.

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