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WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM MONDAY (2017-12-31 15:26:20)

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory through Monday Morning for low wind chill readings across the mountains of southwest Virginia and northwest North Carolina.

A surge of Arctic air will push southeast into the region Sunday with a reinforcing shot of cold air Sunday night. The combination of cold air and wind will drive wind chill readings down to below zero into Monday morning.

Northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph, with stronger gusts, especially across higher elevations., will generate very cold wind chills. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from zero to 10 below zero.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves and cover exposed skin.

The National Weather service advisory and weather forecast for the coming week can be seen here: National Weather Service forecast page for Northwest North Carolina



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