Wind Chill Advisory in Effect Tonight

Wind Chill Advisory in Effect Tonight
Courtesy: National Weather Service

VALLEY, NE — Mother nature is ringing in the New Year with bitterly cold weather.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for most of Nebraska starting at 6:00 PM and lasting until noon on Tuesday.  The NWS says to expect northwest winds increasing to 25-45 miles per hour throughout the night.  Wind chills are expected to register between -10 and -25 degrees throughout the advisory time period.

The cold will be accompanied by a wintry mix of precipitation in northern Nebraska.  1-2 inches of snow is expected in Cedar, Knox and Boyd counties in northeast Nebraska.  Chadron and Harrison in northwest Nebraska are expected to receive 4-6 inches of snow.  Dawes and Sioux counties are in a Winter Weather Advisory.

The NWS says to avoid spending prolonged time outdoors.  Frostbite can occur on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes in these conditions.