Were you cold today?
Yes, I suspect.
Would you believe it if I told you it's about to get a lot colder?
The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for several counties in Eastern Iowa, including Johnson County, until noon tomorrow. The temperatures will be sold cold that frostbite could occur within a half an hour of exposure.
...DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING... .ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE MIDWEST TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING. VERY COLD TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILLS OF 20 TO 30 BELOW ZERO.
Hmm... sounds pretty awful, but wait, there's more.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN QUAD CITIES HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST FRIDAY.
* TIMING...OVERNIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. * WIND CHILL READINGS...20 TO 25 BELOW ZERO. * TEMPERATURES...4 BELOW TO 6 ABOVE ZERO.
* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.
* IMPACTS...WITH THESE LOW WIND CHILL INDEX READINGS...EXPOSED SKIN WILL FREEZE QUICKLY WITH FROSTBITE LIKELY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS...RESULTING IN FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...DRESS IN LAYERS COVERING EXPOSED SKIN. FROSTBITE WILL OCCUR IN AS FEW AS 30 MINUTES IN THESE CONDITIONS.
But since I'd like to try to end on some good news, Iowa City's weather should improve, some over the weekend, with temperatures predicted to rise to a comparably balmy more twenty degrees above zero. This warm weather will also come with a chance of snow for the next several days, however.