Wind Chill Advisory in effect until Sunday at noon

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NWS-MEMPHIS TN / MEMPHISWEATHER.NET
920 PM CST THU JAN 7 2010

…BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS THROUGH MUCH OF THE WEEKEND…

WHILE ARCTIC AIR WAS ENTRENCHED ACROSS THE MID-SOUTH THIS EVENING… A REINFORCING PUSH OF EVEN COLDER ARCTIC WAS WAS POISED TO DROP INTO THE MID-SOUTH FROM SOUTHERN MISSOURI. THIS ADDITIONAL PUSH OF ARCTIC AIR WILL RESULT IN OCCASIONALLY GUSTY WINDS OVERNIGHT AND THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES OF THE WINTER THUS FAR. BY SUNRISE… WIND CHILLS ARE EXPECTED TO BE AROUND ZERO DEGREES OVER THE MEMPHIS METRO AREA. WIND CHILLS WILL LIKELY REACH ADVISORY CRITERIA AGAIN FRIDAY NIGHT ACROSS THE MID-SOUTH.

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST SUNDAY…

* NORTHWEST WINDS BETWEEN 10 AND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH WILL OCCUR OVERNIGHT TONIGHT.

* THE WINDS… COMBINED WITH TEMPERATURES FALLING TO READINGS NEAR 10 DEGREES… WILL PRODUCE MUCH COLDER WIND CHILLS THAN HAS BEEN EXPERIENCED THUS FAR THIS WINTER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS… MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

ADDITIONAL COLD WEATHER TIPS AND THE LATEST FORECAST CAN BE FOUND AT MEMPHISWEATHER.NET.

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PWB/EAP

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