Wind Chill Advisory in effect through New Year’s Day

As an arctic blast surges south from Canada, temperatures in north Alabama will drop to the teens through the celebratory hours leading up to midnight New Year’s Day. In addition, northerly wind gusts as high as 15 to 25 mph will easily impact internal body temperatures leading to hypothermia, as well as decrease the amount of time for frostbite to develop on exposed extremities (like ears, nose, fingers and toes).

 

Due to the cold combined with the wind creating dangerous wind chill values, the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory Sunday night and Monday night. The advisory will go into effect at 9PM New Year’s Eve and last through 12PM on New Year’s Day.

…Bitterly cold arctic air and northerly winds will create
dangerous wind chills across the Tennessee Valley Tonight and
Monday Night…

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Including the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield,
Tuscumbia, Russellville, Red Bay, Moulton, Town Creek, Athens,
Huntsville, Decatur, Albertville, Boaz, Guntersville, Arab,
Scottsboro, Fort Payne, Rainsville, Cullman, Lynchburg,
Fayetteville, Winchester, Sewanee, Decherd, Estill Springs,
and Cowan
910 AM CST Sun Dec 31 2017

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
NOON CST MONDAY…
…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT MONDAY
NIGHT TO NOON CST TUESDAY…

* WHAT…Very cold wind chills expected. Expect wind chills to
range from zero to 10 below zero.

* WHERE…North Alabama and southern middle Tennessee.

* WHEN…From 9 PM CST this evening to Noon CST Monday, and again
from Midnight Monday Night to Noon CST Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Frostbite could develop in as little as
30 minutes for exposed skin. Wind chills this low also
increase potential for hypothermia.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.