Friday, February 07, 2014
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Continuing cold with some light snow over the weekend

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[February 07, 2014]  The National Weather Service in Lincoln released the following winter weather message at 3 a.m. Friday:

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 Shelbyville

A wind chill advisory remains in effect until 11 a.m. Friday.

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 outdoors.

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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]

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