Subzero wind chills expected this afternoon across the Chicago area

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Update 11:30AM CST...

The Wind chill Advisory has expired, but sub-zero wind chill are still expected this afternoon with high temperatures only in the lower teens and westerly winds gusting 25 to 30 miles per hour.


CHICAGO -- The combination of single-digit temperatures and west winds gusting over 30 miles per hour support dangerous wind chills between -10 and -20 degrees Chicago area-wide this Friday morning – a Wind Chill Advisory (light blue-shaded counties on the headlined map) for wind chills -15 to -20 degrees or colder is in effect until late morning for the area along and west of the Fox River.

Temperatures will slowly rise and winds will back off a bit as the day goes on, but with highs barely reaching into the teens, wind chills will likely remain below zero even by mid-afternoon. So dress accordingly and protect exposed parts of the body such as ears, face and hands – frostbite could occur in less than 30 minutes.

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Latest area temperatures (erroneous reading at Burlington)...

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