Butler County Times Gazette
  • Frigid wind chills expected to keep county cold for days

  • The sun may have risen, but our temperatures are still dangerously low, with wind chills sitting right around -15 degrees at the moment.
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  • Our Winter Storm Warning has finally run out of steam, but in its place the National Weather Service has issued a  Wind Chill Advisory that will be in effect until noon today.
    The sun may have risen, but our temperatures are still dangerously low, with wind chills sitting right around -15 degrees at the moment.  And unfortunately, they aren’t projected to rise high enough today to even catch a glimpse of zero. Forecasters expect the “warmest” part of the day to bring temps of about 8 degrees and wind chills around -9.
    After that, it’s all downhill again, as temps plunge to around -3 overnight and wind chills come very close to the -20 mark.  After a frigid Thursday, we’ll see a gradual warming trend, bringing us into the low 20s by mid-Friday. Through the end of the week, we’ll also have some intermittent chances for light snow. In all, we could see an additional couple of inches of accumulation by the weekend.
    On the safety side, if you are going to be spending any time outside during the next couple of days, please be sure to take proper precautions against the cold. Bundle up very well, cover any exposed skin, and get back indoors as quickly as possible. Frostbite and hypothermia are very real concerns when the temperatures fall this low, so please don’t be caught unprepared or unprotected.

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