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Coldest air is here

CREATED Jan 21, 2013
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 While we may be used to chilly weather in Wisconsin, every now and then we have to take the cold seriously and this is one of those forecasts.  A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for all of southeastern Wisconsin through noon on Tuesday because wind chill values are already -15 to -25 degrees and will stay that way through the rest of the day.  Afternoon high temperatures stay in the single digits but it's the 10-20mph wind that is making it feel worse.  Overnight lows drop to -4 degrees tonight and the wind stays strong, keeping wind chill values dangerously low, between -15 and -30.  When it feels that cold, frostbite can set in within 30 minutes or less so you should limit your time outdoors if you must venture out at all.

Check out the Wind Chill Chart from the National Weather Service here: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/windchill/

As high pressure moves in on Tuesday the wind will start to decrease slightly but even a 10-15mph wind will keep the wind chill index between -10 and -25 degrees.  The sunshine will be incredibly deceiving and won't help warm us up, highs stay in the single digits.  Milwaukee welcomes the teens back into forecast on Wednesday with more cloud cover and less wind.  20s return for Thursday and Friday with a slight chance for some light accumulating snow.

HERE'S YOUR LATEST STORM TEAM WEATHER FORECAST FOR MILWAUKEE AND SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN BY JESSE RITKA

****Wind Chill Advisory in effect for all of southeastern Wisconsin through NOON on Tuesday****

TODAY: 
   Partly cloudy, windy and frigid.
       High:   7... Wind Chills: -10 to -25.
       Wind:  WNW 10-20 mph, Gusting to 30 mph.

TONIGHT: 
   Partly cloudy, windy and very chilly.
       Low:    -4... Wind Chills: -15 to -30.
       Wind:  NW 10-20 mph, Gusting to 25 mph.

TUESDAY: 
   Mostly sunny, chilly, breezy.
       High:   8... Wind Chills: -10 to -25.
       Wind:  WNW 10-15 mph.

TUES NIGHT:
    Partly cloudy, still chilly & breezy.
       Low:    3... Wind Chills: -5 to -15.
       Wind:  WNW 10-15 mph.

WEDNESDAY:  
  Partly cloudy, not as windy, stray flurry.
       High:   18.
       Wind:  W 5-15 mph.

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