…HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THROUGH THE TUESDAY MORNING COMMUTE…
…EXTREMELY DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS EXPECTED TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON…
.Arctic air will move into the region today and remain in place through Thursday. Wet conditions remain across the area this morning after Monday’s rain. Temperatures dropping 20 degrees this morning will allow for a flash freeze of water on untreated and elevated surfaces. Black ice could make travel hazardous during the Tuesday morning commute.
High temperatures today will recover very little, if at all, as cold air surges into the region and temperatures fall during the afternoon and evening hours. Lows tonight will drop well below zero and will likely remain below zero through Thursday morning.
Wednesday may be the first time since January 1994 that highs remain below zero in many locations. Low temperatures Wednesday and Thursday morning will be the lowest the region has felt since February 2015 and could break daily records by several degrees.
Through this period, winds 10 to 25 mph across the area with gusts to 30 mph will produce wind chills values of 25 to 35 degrees below zero, and 40 degrees below zero is possible in some locations of northwest Ohio. This will cause life threatening cold conditions.
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY…
…WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM WEDNESDAY TO 4 PM EST THURSDAY…
* WHAT…Black ice and dangerously cold wind chills expected.
Rapidly falling temperatures will create flash freeze conditions overnight and for the Tuesday morning commute. Residual water on roadways may freeze before drying, which would result in ice on untreated roadways.
Wind chills as low as 25 to 30 below zero are expected Tuesday night through Thursday afternoon, with the coldest wind chills as low as 35 below zero possible on Thursday morning.
* WHERE…Knox county.
* WHEN…For the Wind Chill Warning, from 1 AM Wednesday to 4 PM EST Thursday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, until noon EST today.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.
A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air and the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frostbite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken.
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions can be obtained from the Department of Transportation web site.