Wind Chill Advisory for Monday night (1/6) and Tuesday (1/7)
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for tonight (1/6) through tomorrow (1/7) for an unusually cold arctic air mass combined with gusty winds. These conditions will result in an extremely cold wind chill of 0 to -10 degrees starting late tonight and lasting until tomorrow around noon. A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chill readings. If you must be outdoors tonight and Tuesday morning, make sure to wear several layers of clothing in addition to a hat and gloves.
Please limit outdoor exposure during these times to prevent extreme cold related illnesses such as frost bite and hypothermia.
For information on how to better prepare for extreme cold weather and cold weather safety information, please read this brochure from FEMA. Be sure to pay special attention to weather forecasts and updates as they become available from the National Weather Service, local media outlets and the Alamance County Emergency Management’s Office.
From the National Weather Service:
“…AN UNUSUALLY COLD ARCTIC AIRMASS COMBINED WITH BREEZY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL RESULT IN BRUTALLY COLD WIND CHILL VALUES OF 0 TO -10 DEGREES LATE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING…
…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON EST TUESDAY…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON EST TUESDAY.
* WIND CHILL VALUES…WILL RAPIDLY FALL INTO THE TEENS AND SINGLE DIGITS LATE THIS EVENING ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN PIEDMONT…BOTTOMING OUT AT -5 TO -10 DEGREES AROUND SUNRISE TUESDAY MORNING.”