1/28/2019 10:34 AM

Wind Chill Warning in Eastern Nebraska and Iowa

Dangerously cold wind chills of 20, 30, and possibly even 40 below zero are expected in Dubuque, IA tonight and in Eastern Nebraska tomorrow evening.

Wind Chill Warning in Effect

The National Weather Service has put a Wind Chill Warning in effect in Eastern Nebraska for the next two days. A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air and the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frostbite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken. Wind chill temperatures reaching or exceeding locally defined warning criteria (typical value is -18°F or colder) is considered a Wind Chill Warning.

Tips to Prepare for a Wind Chill Warning

The best way to avoid unexpected issues during dangerous winter weather is to be prepared before the weather hits. Here are a few items you should have at home according to

  • Extra flashlights and batteries
  • A battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio or AM/FM portable radio
  • Extra food and water (2-3 day supply)
  • Extra medicine and baby items
  • First aid supplies
  • Emergency heating source
  • Carbon monoxide detector

If you must go outside during the Wind Chill Warning, keep these tips in mind:

  • Check temperatures and wind chill indicies first.
  • Dress warmly, with several layers. Dress for the worst just in case.
  • Use a warm coat, gloves or mittens, a hat, and water-resistant boots.
  • Cover exposed skin as much as possible.
  • Watch for frostbite on fingertips, earlobes, the nose, or toes.
  • Avoid over-exertion. The cold already puts a strain on the body and heart.

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