Weather Alerts

Today’s weather for my area.

..WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING…
…WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TUESDAY…
* TIMING…SNOW WILL TAPER IN INTENSITY THROUGH EARLY EVENING.
AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT.
 * MAIN IMPACT…ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATION OF LESS THAN AN
INCH WITH STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATION OF 5 TO 10 INCHES.
 * OTHER IMPACTS…BRISK NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH
WILL RESULT IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH REDUCED
VISIBILITY…ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS. THIS LIKELY WILL PERSIST
TONIGHT AND POSSIBLY INTO MONDAY MORNING.
 FOR THE WIND CHILL WARNING…
 * TIMING…A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS
WILL OCCUR TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. WHILE DANGEROUS
WIND CHILLS WILL BE SEEN THROUGH THE PERIOD…THE MOST EXTREME
WIND CHILLS ARE LIKELY TO BE LATE TONIGHT AND MONDAY NIGHT.
 * WIND CHILLS…A PROLONGED PERIOD OF WIND CHILLS LOWER THAN 30
BELOW IS LIKELY…WITH WIND CHILLS OF 40 TO 50 BELOW EXPECTED
LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY AFTERNOON AND AGAIN EARLY TUESDAY
MORNING. THESE FORECAST WIND CHILLS ARE THE LOWEST IN NEARLY 20
YEARS.
 * FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA WILL OCCUR IN A MATTER OF MINUTES
WITH THESE EXPECTED WIND CHILLS. DEATH WILL ALSO OCCUR IF
PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN WHEN BEING OUTSIDE.
 * TEMPERATURES…LOWS 12 BELOW TO 20 BELOW ZERO TONIGHT AND MONDAY
NIGHT. RECORD COLD HIGHS OF 8 BELOW TO 15 BELOW ZERO MONDAY.
 PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
 A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL
MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.
 A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE WIND WILL COMBINE WITH VERY COLD
AIR TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS WILL RESULT
IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE
NOT TAKEN. BRING PETS INDOORS.

I don’t want to sit and “what if” but what if you lost power? couldn’t get out to replenish your food for an extended period of time. Even with a 4 wheel drive vehicle if nothing is open you would be wasting gas. correct? This is why we prepare.

 

photoI took this pic today around noon while driving over to check on family. Bundle up! its gonna get cold! Have I said I hate winter?

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