Wind Chill Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Lincoln IL 945 PM CST Sat Dec 30 2017 ...BRUTAL COLD TO USHER IN THE NEW YEAR... ILZ040>057-061-311000- /O.CON.KILX.WC.W.0001.180101T0300Z-180102T1800Z/ /O.CON.KILX.WC.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-180101T0300Z/ Schuyler-Mason-Logan-De Witt-Piatt-Champaign-Vermilion-Cass- Menard-Scott-Morgan-Sangamon-Christian-Macon-Moultrie-Douglas- Coles-Edgar-Shelby- Including the cities of Rushville, Havana, Lincoln, Clinton, Monticello, Champaign, Urbana, Danville, Beardstown, Petersburg, Winchester, Jacksonville, Springfield, Taylorville, Decatur, Sullivan, Tuscola, Charleston, Mattoon, Paris, and Shelbyville 945 PM CST Sat Dec 30 2017 ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST SUNDAY... ...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM SUNDAY TO NOON CST TUESDAY... * WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills expected. Frostbite may occur in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from 10 below zero to 20 below zero on Sunday, and from 15 below to 30 below zero Sunday night through Tuesday morning. * WHERE...Central Illinois and east central Illinois. * WHEN...The Wind Chill Advisory is in effect from 6 pm this evening through 9 pm Sunday. The Wind Chill Warning will be in effect from 9 pm Sunday through noon Tuesday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Actual air temperatures are expected to fall to around 10 below to 15 below zero Sunday night and Monday night. This level of cold has not occurred for a few years. People who will be outdoors the next few days, especially on New Years Eve, need to make sure they are properly dressed for the bitter cold. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air and the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frost bite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken. A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.