Archive for Saturday, January 4, 2014

Wind chill warning, winter weather advisory issued for Douglas County

January 4, 2014

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The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties beginning 6 p.m. Saturday and running through 12 p.m. Sunday.

A winter weather advisory is also in effect until 9 a.m. Sunday.

The Lawrence area is expected to accumulate 2 to 3 inches of snow between 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday. In addition, the National Weather Service forecasts north winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts of up to 30 mph, leading to wind chill readings as low as minus 11 on Sunday. Snow may drift because of the winds, reducing visibility during travel.

Wind chill values are forecast to be as low as minus 25 to minus 32 Sunday night through Monday morning. The National Weather Service warns that prolonged exposure to these conditions is dangerous and could lead to frostbite and hypothermia.

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