National Weather Service issues high wind advisory

27 December 2017, 12:14 | Myrtle Hill

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According to a National Weather Service wind chill chart, frostbite can occur within 30 minutes at such low temperatures.

Across the metropolitan area Tuesday, temperature highs were expected to drop to the lower-teens, with sub-zero wind chills expected throughout the day. But now that Christmas has passed, the focus turns to the cold temperatures and the bitterly cold wind chills that have moved in for this week. If you have to be outside, wear plenty of warm clothing. An upper disturbance brings a slight chance for snow Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon along with increased cloudiness.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and cold, high near 7. Partly cloudy skies continue early next week as another high pressure ridge builds in with more bitterly cold air. Wind chill values as low as -26.

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"Very cold wind chills expected", reported the weather service. Light and variable wind becoming south around 6 miles per hour in the morning. South southeast wind 5 to 15 miles per hour.

After a few inches of snow on Saturday, we'll get the sun back on Sunday. Cloudy, with a low around 5.



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