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Wind Chill Advisory In Effect For Tuesday Morning; Some Schools Delay Opening

 

Wind Chill Advisory
 

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
346 PM EST MON JAN 6 2014

 

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON EST TUESDAY...

 

...AN UNUSUALLY COLD ARCTIC AIRMASS COMBINED WITH BREEZY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL RESULT IN BRUTALLY COLD WIND CHILL VALUES OF 0 TO -10 DEGREES LATE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING...

 

PERSON- GRANVILLE- VANCE- WARREN- FORSYTH- GUILFORD- ALAMANCE- ORANGE- DURHAM- FRANKLIN- DAVIDSON- RANDOLPH- CHATHAM- WAKE- STANLY- MONTGOMERY- MOORE- LEE- ANSON- RICHMOND

 

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... ROXBORO... OXFORD... BUTNER... CREEDMOOR... HENDERSON... NORLINA... WARRENTON... WINSTON-SALEM... GREENSBORO... HIGH POINT... BURLINGTON... GRAHAM... CHAPEL HILL... CARRBORO...  DURHAM... LOUISBURG... FRANKLINTON... LEXINGTON... THOMASVILLE... ASHEBORO... ARCHDALE... TRINITY... SILER CITY... PITTSBORO... RALEIGH... CARY... ALBEMARLE... TROY... BISCOE... MOUNT GILEAD... SOUTHERN PINES...PINEHURST...ABERDEEN...SEVEN LAKES...SANFORD... WADESBORO... POLKTON... ROCKINGHAM... HAMLET... EAST ROCKINGHAM


* WIND CHILL VALUES...WILL RAPIDLY FALL INTO THE TEENS AND SINGLE DIGITS LATE THIS EVENING ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN PIEDMONT...BOTTOMING OUT AT -7 TO -10 DEGREES AROUND SUNRISE TUESDAY MORNING. WIND CHILL VALUES ARE THEN EXPECTED TO SLOWLY RISE TO 5 TO 10 DEGREES TUESDAY AFTERNOON.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILL READINGS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS TONIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING...MAKE SURE TO WEAR SEVERAL LAYERS OF CLOTHING IN ADDITION TO A HAT AND GLOVES.


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