Wind chill values of 15 below to 20 below zero expected

Photo supplied / National Weather Service

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for the majority of the WOWO listening area. It will remain in effect until 1 p.m., Thursday.

Photo Supplied / National Weather Service
Photo Supplied / National Weather Service

According to the National Weather Service, a Wind Chill Advisory includes the following conditions and impacts:

HAZARDOUS WEATHER…

* WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES OF 15 BELOW TO 20 BELOW ZERO LATE
TONIGHT INTO MIDDAY THURSDAY.

IMPACTS…

* BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS ARE EXPECTED THAT CAN CAUSE
FROSTBITE ON EXPOSED SKIN IN AS LITTLE AS 30 MINUTES. PEOPLE
WHO MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS SHOULD DRESS IN LAYERS AND COVER
ALL EXPOSED SKIN TO AVOID FROSTBITE.

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.

If you must be outside, dress properly for the cold, as frostbite can occur in less than 30 minutes or less with temperatures this low.

Photo Supplied / National Weather Service
Photo Supplied / National Weather Service

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