Wind Advisory in effect until 6 am CST early this morning...
Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 3 am to 10 am CST Wednesday...
Patchy blowing snow in the morning. Sunny in the morning...then mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light snow in the afternoon. Highs around 17. West winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph becoming 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Lowest wind chill readings 7 below to 15 below zero.
Cloudy with light snow in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Lows around 7 below. West winds 5 to 10 mph becoming north 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Chance of snow 80 percent. Lowest wind chill readings 9 below to 19 below zero after midnight.
Sunny. Highs around 3 above. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Lowest wind chill readings 12 below to 22 below zero.
... Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 3 am to 10 am CST Wednesday...
The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a Wind Chill Advisory... which is in effect from 3 am to 10 am CST Wednesday.
* Wind and visibility... after a lull in wind speeds during the day today... winds will again increase to 15 to 25 mph tonight. This will create bitterly cold wind chills... along with patchy blowing and drifting snow.
* Wind chill values... wind chill values of 20 below to 25 below zero are expected late tonight through mid morning Wednesday.
A Wind Chill Advisory is issued when a strong wind will combine with cold temperatures to create dangerously cold conditions for exposed skin. The wind will make it feel like it is 20 degrees below zero or colder for a period of several hours. Those planning to venture outdoors should dress warmly... making sure that all exposed skin is covered.
Statement as of 3:37 AM CST on December 10, 2013
... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 am CST early this morning...
* timing... strong winds will move across the area during the early morning hours. Winds will begin to subside by daybreak.
* Weather conditions... northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph will move across the region early this morning... with brief gusts to around 40 mph possible. The strong winds will combine with light snow showers and a loose snowpack to produce areas of blowing snow. The blowing snow will occasionally reduce visibility to a mile or two... with open areas briefly seeing visibility drop below a mile at times.
A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 46 and 57 mph. Winds of these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use caution until the winds subside.
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