Wind Chill Advisory in Effect Starting 6pm Friday; Cold Emergency Alert Starting 12pm Friday

by MCS Staff

A wind chill advisory is in effect for all of Montgomery County from 6pm Friday until 10am Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, “very cold wind chills, as low as 10 below zero, are expected. The cold wind chills could result in hypothermia if precautions are not taken. A strong cold front will move through Friday bringing a very sharp drop in temperatures with strong southerly winds shifting to strong westerly. By Friday evening, this combination of wind and cold will result in wind chills dropping below zero with wind chills as low as 10 below expected overnight Friday night into early Saturday. Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves.”

Rain is likely and a little snow is possible early Friday with a rapid freeze later in the day, but there won’t be too much precipitation. A Cold Emergency Alert has also been issued for Montgomery County for 12:00 PM Friday, December 23 – 11:59 PM Saturday, December 24. “Residents should be prepared for wind chill values to be below zero degrees. These dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin within 30 minutes and/or hypothermia. Stay indoors if possible.” More info:


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