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Low wind chills expected

by Bryan Painter Published: January 22, 2014

The National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office has issued a “Wind Chill Advisory” for

Harper, Woods, Alfalfa, Grant, Kay, Ellis, Woodward, Major, Garfield, Noble and Payne counties for 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday.

Wind chill values could dip to negative 5 to negative 15 degrees. If you have to be outside, dress in layers and leave no skin exposed to the wind. Frostbite and hypothermia can happen quickly.

The National Weather Service, Amarillo, Texas Forecast Office has issued a “Wind Chill Advisory” for 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday for the Oklahoma Panhandle counties of Cimarron, Texas and Beaver.

Wind chill values are expected to fall to negative 5 to negative 10 degrees across the Oklahoma Panhandle and northern Texas Panhandle. These low wind chill values could lead to frost bite and hypothermia if proper precautions are not taken.

A wind chill advisory means that very  cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors, make sure you wear a hat and gloves.
And the National Weather Service, Tulsa Forecast Office has provided this information regarding wind chills in their area:

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Following is the Oklahoma City forecast from the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office as of early Wednesday afternoon:

This Afternoon Sunny, with a high near 47. North northeast wind 8 to 10 mph.

Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 16. North northeast wind 13 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

Thursday Partly sunny, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as -5. North wind 13 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 13. North wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable.

Friday Sunny, with a high near 42. South southwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 32.

Saturday Sunny, with a high near 57.

Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 36.

Sunday Sunny, with a high near 61.

Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 25.

Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.

Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.

Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.

 


by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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