Frostbite Is A Concern With Cold Wind Chills

Darnell ReidJan 05, 2017

The wind chill index is a measure of how cold people and animals feel when exposed to wind and cold temperature combined.

The arctic cold is slowly spilling in. The lowest wind chills are expected along the Nebraska-South Dakota border, with the wind chills bottoming out about 20 below zero.

After some leftover flurries Thursday morning highs will only be in the low 20s Thursday afternoon but continue to warm a couple degrees each day through next Tuesday.

That means we will be left with sunshine but slowly improving temperatures on Thursday and Friday.

After Wednesday night the coldest of the cold will be over for Billings and we can get back to the January thaw. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy and cold.

Light snow will be possible overnight into tomorrow morning. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY will be in effect for areas generally along and north of US Highway 18 until 12 Noon Wednesday, but even outside of this Advisory, wind chills will be below zero. Southwest winds up to 21 miles per hour are possible and could drop wind chill values as low as 15 below.

For the rest of the week, folks can expect temperatures in the minus single digits for central and southern parts of the state and in the minus teens for west-central and northwestern areas. Southwest winds 10 to 20 miles per hour.

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