Thursday, January 31, 2013
A wind chill advisory is in effect for western counties.
Get ready for some bitterly cold temperatures tonight. The forecast low tonight is 0 degrees in much of northern Illinois, with wind chills as low as -17, according to the National Weather Service Office in Chicago. Winds are forecast to be between 15 and 20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 30 miles per hour. Western counties, including McHenry and DeKalb, are under a wind chill advisory, with wind chills of -15 to -25 expected. "A wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills," according to the National Weather Service. "This will result in frostbite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors, make sure you wear a hat and gloves."
Monday, January 21, 2013
Wind chills expected to be 20-25 below zero.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory from 6 p.m. Monday to 9 a.m, Tuesdasy, Jan. 22, for the Chicagoland region, including northern Cook County. Wind chill values predicted are 20 below to 25 below through Tuesday morning. Very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills, according to the National Weather Service. This leads to a risk for frostbite and hypothermia. Frostbite to exposed skin can occur in 30 minutes. The National Weather Service advises to wear a hat and gloves if you must venture outdoors. Sign up for the FREE Palatine Patch Newsletter, "like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter-stay up-to-date on news important to you and your family. To post an announcement, click …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Temperatures are expected to plummet Thursday and Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory Thursday and Friday for Palatine and northern Illinois. Thursday's high temperature is expected to reach only 18 degrees, with a low of -4. However, the Thursday night wind chill value is expected to reach as low as -25 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Wind gusts throughout the day and night are expected to reach 20 mph. Things are not expected to improve much on Friday when the wind chill still is expected to be as low as -24 with 20 mph gusts. There also is a 40 percent chance of snow Friday night, the National Weather Service forecast states.