Southern Missouri Under Wind Chill Advisory

By KOLR10 News , National Weather Service

Published 12/06 2013 03:33PM

Updated 12/06 2013 03:54PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Dangerously cold temperatures and brisk winds have prompted the National Weather Service in Springfield to issue a Wind Chill Advisory from midnight Friday night to 10:00 am Saturday for southern Missouri.

Counties included in this advisory are: Pulaski, Cedar, Christian, Phelps, Maries, Dallas, Barry, Morgan, McDonald, Polk, Hickory, Taney, Laclede, Vernon, Greene, Miller, Barton, Dade, Camden, Newton, St. Clair, Lawrence, Stone, Jasper, Benton, Douglas, Howell, Shannon, Texas, Ozark, Oregon, Dent, Wright, and Webster counties.

Air temperatures will fall well into the single digits above zero and with a northerly wind between 5 and 10 mph...wind chill values will range from 5 to 15 below zero.

The bitter cold and strong winds can freeze exposed flesh in a matter of minutes...resulting in frost bit and leading to hypothermia.

A wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in
frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat...gloves and layers of protective clothing.

(information provided by National Weather Service, Springfield, MO)

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