This will be one of the coldest mornings so far this winter. With temps below zero and a decent wind, wind chills will range from -40 to -30. At that point, it won’t take much for frostbite, which could be in as little as 10 minutes. That’s why the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Rochester and a Wind Chill Warning for places to the west. It may not be a bad idea to check the school closings and delays list in the morning. If you have to travel far, be careful of icy spots and be sure to throw an extra blanket and supplies in the car just in case.
Temps warm a touch Tuesday but with wind gusts to 35 mph, wind chills will remain bitter. I’m a little concerned about more blowing and drifting snow, but we’ll have to see if the cold air helps crust over the top layer of that fluffy snow picked up on Sunday.
Temps look great on Saturday but conditions will be less than ideal. There’s a chance for some freezing drizzle early, then some light snow.
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