Area braces for strong winds, severe cold PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 14:01

ABOVE: Blowing snow and dirt hampers visibilty around 7:30 this morning just south of Liberal. WInds were gusting to 50 mph and windchils hovered around 25 below zero at sunrise. For the remainder of today, the forecast is for windy and cloudy conditions with a chance of snow in the morning, then a slight chance of snow in the afternoon. Areas of blowing snow through the day with highs around 7. North winds 30 to 35 mph with gusts to around 45 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent. Wind chill readings 17 below to 27 below zero. Tonight, windy and cloudy with lows around 4 below. North winds 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 25 mph after midnight. Windchill readings 18 below to 28 below zero. Wednesday – partly sunny. Highs around 13. North winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the morning. Lowest wind chill readings 17 below to 27 below zero in the morning. Wednesday Night – mostly clear. Lows near zero. North winds up to 5 mph shifting to the west after midnight.  L&T photo/Jessica Crawford
INSET: The Rock Island Depot time and temperature tells the story of Tuesday’s Arctic invasion, showing 3 degrees below zero just after 9 a.m. Light snow pushed along by winds gusting more than 50 mph at times produced wind chills close to 30 degrees below zero. L&T photo/Shawn Yorks

 
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