Wind Chill Warning

Last Updated: 14:39 PM. Wednesday, Jan 03, 2018 EST

Until 12:00 PM. Thursday, Jan 04, 2018

NCZ033-049-050-040415- /O.CON.KGSP.WC.W.0001.180104T0300Z-180104T1700Z/ /O.CON.KGSP.WC.A.0001.180105T0100Z-180105T1700Z/ Avery-Yancey-Mitchell- Including the cities of Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, Swiss, Burnsville, Celo, Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick, Spruce Pine, and Poplar 233 PM EST Wed Jan 3 2018 ...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST THURSDAY... ...WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... * WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills expected. Expect wind chills to fall to 15 to 25 degrees below zero. Very windy conditions will also develop, with northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph arriving overnight, with gusts of 40 to 50 mph at times, especially along the higher ridges. * WHERE...Avery, Yancey and Mitchell Counties in the northern mountains of western North Carolina. * WHEN...For the Wind Chill Warning, from 10 PM this evening to noon EST Thursday. For the Wind Chill Watch, from Thursday evening through Friday morning. Very windy conditions will develop overnight and persist into Thursday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS....The dangerously cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin. 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 Watch means there is the potential for a combination of very cold air and the wind to create dangerously low wind chill values. Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. $$

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Forecast by

Meteorologist Steve Udelson