Wind Chill Advisory continues until noon Wednesday
Wind Chill Warning for Nemaha, Brown and Doniphan counties until noon
Protect against frostbite and limit exposure
Northwest wind of 25-40 with higher gusts made for a rough Monday, then less wind from a different direction put us back in the upper 20s Tuesday. Scattered flurries and breezy conditions developed ahead of the Polar Express that has put us where we are now.
Wind isn’t terribly strong, but it doesn’t take much to create a big impact when temps are near zero. Variably cloudy again with random flurries or snow showers today with “feels-like” numbers of -5 to -15. The worst of it is toward St. Joseph and beyond.
Greater Topeka Wednesday…
Wind: E/NE 10-15
Wind Chills: -5 to -15
Wednesday is a day of huge concern for pets and livestock as well. Please make necessary precautions and plan for something to not operate properly or for places to be closed due to the extreme cold. This brutally cold outbreak with dangerous chill is to be taken seriously and you must cover any exposed skin. Thankfully with this bitter blast, we don’t have ice or snow to worry with and the wind isn’t fierce like two days ago.
The polar surface high will track east by early Thursday, so temperatures will moderate to seasonal levels and perhaps go even higher toward and through the upcoming weekend. A trough over the Pacific Northwest may progress over the Rockies Saturday into Sunday to give us more clouds and increasing moisture. Sprinkles or showers could develop Saturday with highs in the 50s. Light rain seems more likely Sunday as highs reach the mid 50s! It should turn colder afterward, which means there is a chance of sleet or freezing rain Monday night or early Tuesday of next week.
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Bundle up and take precautions against the vicious chill….
KSNT Meteorologist David George