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Wind Chill Advisory Issued as Arlington Braces for Cold

A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued Arlington and the surrounding region.

The advisory is in effect starting at midnight tonight. The National Weather Service says temperatures will gradually fall throughout the day, bottoming out in the single digits tonight.

With wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour expected into tomorrow, forecasters say wind chills will reach dangerously low levels that could lead to frostbite and hypothermia.

… WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM EST TUESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM EST TUESDAY.

* WIND CHILL… 5 BELOW TO 15 BELOW ZERO.

* TIMING… TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY. THE LOWEST WIND CHILLS ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

* TEMPERATURES… FALLING INTO THE TEENS THIS EVENING… THEN LOWS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS TONIGHT AND HIGHS IN THE TEENS TUESDAY.

* WINDS… WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* IMPACTS… DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILLS COULD THEN LEAD TO FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

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