Lingering Light Snow With Areas of Blowing Snow Today, Then Extreme Cold Tonight

Areas of light snow will continue today with little additional accumulation, an inch additional accumulation or less. Northerly winds from 20 to 30 mph will create considerable drifting of snow and areas of blowing snow and reduced visibilties, as low as a quarter to half mile at times in open areas.  The winds will continue to drive cold air into the region, with actual temperatures likely to be steady to slowly falling today.  Wind chills during the day will be from 15 below to 25 below zero.  As temperatures fall tonight into the teens below to 20s below zero tonight, and winds only slowly diminish, wind chills will become a life threatening 35 below to 50 below zero.  Travel will be very dangerous combining effects of the blowing and drifting snow, as well as the extreme cold.  Keep up with the latest on the extreme winter weather on our Winter Weather Monitor Page.

Graphical depiction of the weather story for today.


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