Thursday, January 31, 2013
A wind chill advisory is in effect for western counties.
Get ready for some bitterly cold temperatures tonight. The forecast low tonight is 0 degrees in much of northern Illinois, with wind chills as low as -17, according to the National Weather Service Office in Chicago. Winds are forecast to be between 15 and 20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 30 miles per hour. Western counties, including McHenry and DeKalb, are under a wind chill advisory, with wind chills of -15 to -25 expected. "A wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills," according to the National Weather Service. "This will result in frostbite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors, make sure you wear a hat and gloves."
Monday, January 21, 2013
Temperatures forecasted to feel 15 to 20 degrees below zero with windshield factor, the National Weather Service stated.
It’s bitter outside, and the cold snap is expected to continue throughout the week. Wind chill values are forecasted to be 15 to 20 degrees below zero from Monday evening to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, which also issued two warnings about the big chill. The National Weather Service announced a hazardous weather outlook and wind chill advisory for Cook and Lake counties, and other areas in North Central and Northwest Illinois and Northwest Indiana on Monday. Very cold air and strong winds will combine and produce low wind chills, the National Weather Service stated, and the wind chill advisory continues until Tuesday morning while temperatures could drop below zero, and reach a windshield factor of 20 …