Bitter cold continues, wind chill advisory in effect on Sunday

2014-01-05T07:18:00Z 2014-01-05T17:06:05Z Bitter cold continues, wind chill advisory in effect on SundayGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
January 05, 2014 7:18 am  • 

A wind chill advisory is in effect until noon on Monday across the region, according to the Billings office of the National Weather Service.

Counties affected by the advisory include Wheatland, Musselshell, Stillwater, Yellowstone, Big Horn, Carbon, Park, Sweet Grass, Golden Valley.

The advisory, issued at 4 a.m. on Sunday, calls for winds of 15 to 30 mph combined with cold temperatures producing wind chills of 20 to 40 degrees below zero.

In these conditions, frostbite can occur in as little as 15 minutes.

If you must be outside, make sure to cover all exposed areas, according to the NWS.

Gusting winds also will produce blowing snow, making travel difficult.

Today’s forecast is for mostly cloudy skies with a 30 percent chance of snow showers in the morning, then mostly sunny in the afternoon.

Areas of blowing snow are likely throughout the day with a high temperature of 3 degrees.

A near-record low is possible on Sunday night in the Miles City area, with temperatures forecast to drop into the teens and 20s below zero.

Tonight’s low will be 9 below zero, with the lowest wind chill readings of 25 to 35 below zero overnight.

Monday’s weather won’t be as cold, with high temperatures in the lower 20s during the day.

Monday night’s low temperature will be 17 degrees.

Warmer weather is in Tuesday’s forecast, with a high of 37 degrees predicted.

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