Below-zero wind chills ring in New Year

Randolph Lopez
January 2, 2018

If the tracks close enough, we're talking significant snow and high winds Thursday into Thursday night. Expect wind chills to range from zero to 10 below zero. The kickoff temp of 14 won't rival the 2004 game against the Titans, but with wind chills around 0, it'll be a tailgate battle to stay warm. If you go outside, make sure to wear a hat and gloves to protect yourself. Don't worry, it's going to cool down some more before the party is over on New Year's Eve. A dangerously cold wind chill warning remains in effect until 9 a.m. January 1, according to the National Weather Service. For the Connecticut River valley and east, a Wind Chill Advisory is in place until 10am this morning. In the metro region, temperatures failed to break out of the low 20s, which combined with gusty winds out of the northwest (15-25 mph) to create wind chills in the single digits. Some areas could see a wind chill below zero, including Altamont, Dayton, Blue Ridge, and Murphy. The high should reach 5 degrees. Remember, the precursor for frostbite, is frost nip. For us, the physiological response is to generate more heat in order to maintain a surface temperature. If you miss this supermoon, you'll have another chance to view one on January 31st, making it a "blue" supermoon. Dry weather will continue for the next 7 days.

National Weather Service: Coldest air mass of the season to arrive this weekend; snow Thursday

Thu: High: 30 Low: 11 Mostly sunny.

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New Year's Day will be nearly a mirror image of Sunday with temperatures reaching a high near 19 and a low of around 10. The temperature is expected to drop to a low around 13 Saturday night with winds of 8 to 10 miles per hour .

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