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Brutal wind chills expected this weekend

A brutal cold spell is upon us this weekend prompting a Wind Chill Advisory tonight through noon Monday for the entire area. A Wind Chill Warning meanwhile goes into effect at midnight Sunday for Lyon, Coffey, Osage and Wabaunsee counties and lasts through noon Monday.

 

TV-13 meterologist Peyton Sanders says its the coldest temperatures we've seen so far this season.

 

 

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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. A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frost bite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken.

 

Venturing outdoors is not recommended during this cold blast and if you have to be outside for any length of time, make sure you are dressing in layers with a hat and gloves and have an emergency kit and extra blankets with you in your vehicle in case you get stranded.

 

Stay tuned to KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media for updates.

 

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Last modified on Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:29