Life-Threatening Wind Chills Affect Area Tuesday Through Friday Morning

A Wind Chill Warning is in effect for southern Wisconsin from 6 a.m. Tuesday until 12 p.m. Thursday. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for southern Wisconsin from 4 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday, and 12 p.m. Thursday until 6 a.m. Friday.

Bitterly cold air arrives Monday night into Tuesday and lingers through Friday. Temperatures are likely to remain below zero from Monday night through Friday morning, especially away from the moderating effects of Lake Michigan. These cold temperatures will combine with a westerly breeze of 10 to 15 mph gusting 20 to 30 mph to produce minimum wind chill values of -35 to -55 Tuesday night through Thursday morning. Even during the day Wednesday, temperatures may not exceed -10 with wind chill values of -35 to -40. This is a life threatening situation.

 

School and Event Closings and Postponements

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The Milwaukee Public Schools are closed for Tuesday, January 29.

 

Life-Threatening Wind Chills Tuesday afternoon through Thursday morning

Cold air the likes we haven't seen in over 20 years will affect the region this week. Temperatures will fall below zero tonight and will likely not rise back above zero until Friday morning. This is especially true for locations inland away from the moderating effects of Lake Michigan. Tuesday night through Thursday morning will be the coldest period. Low temperatures are forecast to be -20 to -35 both Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Temperatures will struggle to recover to the teens below zero on Wednesday for highs. Combine these bitterly cold temperatures with a westerly breeze of 10 to 15 mph with gust of 20 to 30 mph will produce wind chill values of -40 to -55. This is a life threatening situation. Temperatures will moderate next weekend.

Extreme Cold Safety

Extreme cold can be very dangerous so make sure you know the warning signs for frostbite and hypothermia as our abnormally cold temperatures continue.

All Photos/Video: National Weather Service Milwaukee

All Text: National Weather Service Milwaukee

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