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Wind Chill Advisory Starts Tonight

Dedicated cyclists riding in the snow (Flickr pool photo by Wolfkann)Arlington County is under a Wind Chill Advisory starting at 10:00 tonight.

Wind chills will drop below zero as the temperature drops and winds gust up to 35 miles per hour, according to forecasters.

The county’s Emergency Winter Shelter in Courthouse is open all day today and is expected to remain open during the day tomorrow.

From the National Weather Service:

… WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 AM EST THURSDAY…

* WIND CHILL… ZERO TO 10 BELOW ZERO TONIGHT.
* TEMPERATURES… ZERO TO 10 ABOVE.
* WINDS… NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
* IMPACTS… DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

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.

Flickr pool photo by Kevin Wolf

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