Wind Chill Advisory 6 pm Tuesday to 9 am Wednesday

by | Jan 16, 2018 | Extreme Weather, Weather

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Wind Chill Advisory 6 pm Tuesday to 9 am Wednesday

WIND CHILL ADVISORY: 0° to -10° Tonight

The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a WIND CHILL ADVISORY for tonight (Tuesday) into tomorrow (Wednesday) from 6 pm to 9 am.

In addition to snowfall accumulation of 0.5 to 2.0 inches today, dangerously low wind chills are expected overnight.

A strong cold front will continue to push southeastward through Cullman his morning, with a band of light snow expected to follow the passage of this front. The band of snow will shift slowly eastward today, exiting early this evening.

Temperatures will remain below freezing during this event, and any snow that falls will accumulate on exposed surfaces.

Bitterly cold air will move into the region beginning later this afternoon with temperatures expected to plummet into the 5° to 10° range overnight.

The combination of cold temperatures and north winds of 5 to 15 mph will lead to dangerously low wind chills of between 0° and -10°.

The WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY issued yesterday from 6 am this morning until 9 pm tonight REMAIN IN EFFECT:

SNOW TUESDAY Winter Weather Advisory

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ALL CAUTIONS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

WHAT
Snow is expected throughout the day and early evening with dangerously low wind chills expected overnight. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute. Total snow accumulations between 0.5 and 2 inches are expected. Expect wind chills overnight to range from zero to 10 below zero, and perhaps even a bit lower atop the Cumberland Plateau.

WHERE
Portions of north central and northeast Alabama and southern middle Tennessee, including Cullman County.

WHEN
For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 6 AM CST this morning to 9 PM CST this evening.

For the Wind Chill Advisory from 6 PM CST this evening to 9 AM CST Wednesday.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

Wind Chill Advisory 6 pm Tuesday to 9 am Wednesday

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