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Wind Chill Advisory for Monday Jan. 27

The following statement was issued Monday by the National Weather Service of Indiana:

Wind Chill Warning remains in effect from 7 a.m. this morning to noon Wednesday.

An arctic cold front blasted through the area Sunday night causing temperatures to plummet and winds to increase. Occasional snow showers will continue early this morning, especially north of Route 6. Strong West to Northwest winds gusting to around 45 mph will cause considerable blowing and drifting snow to continue early this morning. Temperatures will fall to around zero by daybreak with wind chill readings 15 below to 25 below.

Strong winds will persist Monday with bitterly cold air and falling temperatures. The winds will continue to cause blowing and drifting snow, making roads slippery and travel hazardous.

The combination of very cold temperatures and strong winds will bring the potential of life threatening wind chills of 25 below to 40 below zero Monday through Wednesday morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions:

A wind chill warning means the combination of very cold air and strong winds will create dangerously low wind chill values. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken.

Snow and blowing snow will reduce visibilities at times. Use caution if you are traveling, especially in open areas. Some roads may be impassable due to drifting snow.

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