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Posted on: February 12, 2016

WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL

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DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS LIKELY LATE TONIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING

A COLD FRONT MOVE WILL ACROSS THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL BRING A RENEWED PUSH OF COLD ARCTIC AIR INTO THE AREA. AIR TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO FALL TO ZERO TO FIVE BELOW ZERO TO THE NORTH AND WEST OF CHICAGO TONIGHT...WHICH WILL COMBINE WITH BLUSTERY NORTHWEST WINDS TO PRODUCE WIND CHILLS AROUND 20 BELOW ZERO ACROSS MUCH OF FAR NORTHERN ILLINOIS.

WINNEBAGO, BOONE, MCHENRY, LAKE IL, OGLE, LEE, DEKALB, KANE, DUPAGE, COOK, INCLUDING THE CITIES OF: ROCKFORD, BELVIDERE, WOODSTOCK, WAUKEGAN, OREGON, DIXON, DEKALB, AURORA, WHEATON, CHICAGO

WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY.

* WIND CHILL VALUES AROUND 20 BELOW ZERO.

* OTHER IMPACTS: BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS CAN CAUSE FROSTBITE TO EXPOSED SKIN IN AS LITTLE AS 30 MINUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT THE WIND WILL COMBINE WITH THE VERY COLD AIR TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

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