This is for the counties of Knox, Stark, Peoria, Marshall, Woodford,
Fulton, Tazewell, McLean, Schuyler, Mason, Logan, DeWitt, Piatt,
Champaign, Vermilion, Cass, Menard, Scott, Morgan, Sangamon,
Christian, Macon, Moultrie, Douglas, Coles, Edgar and Shelby,
including the cities of Galesburg, Peoria, Bloomington, Normal,
Havana, Lincoln, Champaign, Urbana, Danville, Jacksonville,
Springfield, Taylorville, Decatur, Charleston, Mattoon and
A wind chill advisory remains in effect until 11 a.m.
Temperatures: 5 below to 13 below zero early Friday morning,
rising above zero by late morning.
Winds: Southwest winds less than 5 mph were expected around
sunrise before increasing to 5 to 10 mph later Friday morning.
Wind chill readings: 10 below to 20 below zero through 9 a.m.
before beginning to improve.
Impacts: Frostbite will be possible on exposed skin in 20
to 30 minutes, with hypothermia possible after extended time
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Precautionary/preparedness actions: A wind chill advisory
means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate
low wind chills. 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 and minimize as much
exposed skin as possible.
[Text from National Weather
Service, Lincoln office]