Wind chill advisory issued for Wednesday morning

Posted December 27, 2017

Dig out your wool socks and keep your mittens nearby.

Highs in the single digits and wind chills below zero were expected today across Northwest Indiana.

The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 2 10 a.m. on Wednesday. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 15 minutes to exposed skin.

The NWS urges residents within the affected counties to bundle up in warm attire including gloves and hats.

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Merry Christmas, everyone! It looked like a Christmas postcard out there with all of the snow we had, but those wind chills were brutal.

Tonight, partly cloudy, with a low around 0.

Wind chills reached 20 below in Madison, but areas in the northern part of the state experienced even colder wind chills. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21. Wind up to 15 km/h. Northwest winds 5-10 miles per hour. The NWS may decide to add more counties to the watch later Tuesday. Southwest wind 5 to 15 miles per hour becoming north in the afternoon. The warning runs from 1 7 p.m. Wednesday. West wind 9 to 14 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 21 miles per hour. South southeast wind 5 to 15 miles per hour. Night: Partly cloudy with northwest winds 5-10 miles per hour. There will be a 50 percent chance of snow Wednesday evening.

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