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Wind chill advisory issued for Huron County

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Jan 20, 2019 at 9:47 AM

A wind chill advisory for Huron County and the surrounding areas will go into effect at 6 p.m. today and last until noon Monday.

The current winter storm warning will expire at 10 a.m. today.

As the winter storm exits the area this morning, gusty winds, blowing and drifting snow, and developing lake effect will continue to make travel hazardous, according to the National Weather Service.

Huron and Erie counties have been under a Level 3 snow advisory since about 6 p.m. Saturday.

Heavy snow will be exiting eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania this morning. Winds will continue to gust above 30 mph this morning, continuing the blowing and drifting of fallen snow.

Additionally, lake effect snow showers will impact north-central Ohio and across the secondary snow belt.

Much colder air will arrive today with wet surfaces freezing and becoming slick. Wind chill values will fall to between zero and 24 below tonight and into Monday morning.

The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

A wind chill advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

Here is the Norwalk-area forecast from the weather service:

Today - Snow showers likely, mainly before 1 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as minus 6. Blustery, with a north wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Tonight - Mostly cloudy, with a low around minus 2. Wind chill values as low as minus 17. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Mostly sunny, with a high near 11. Wind chill values as low as minus 18. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light in the afternoon.

Monday night - Partly cloudy, with a low around minus 2. Wind chill values as low as minus 12. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph after midnight.

Tuesday - Partly sunny, with a high near 34. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday night - Rain and snow, becoming all rain after 1 a.m. Low around 32. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Wednesday - Rain. High near 42. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

Wednesday night - A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Thursday - Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30.

Thursday night - A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Friday - A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Friday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3.

Saturday - A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 18. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

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