A total of 16 states were under either a Wind Chill Warning or Advisory as of Tuesday morning. The large, arctic push of air has already created wind chills of -30 F to -50 F! That same air mass is on it's way here, however it will warm slightly. Our SkyTracker team is expecting -20 to -35 F wind chills from Tuesday night to Wednesday evening, January 22-23, 2013.
Find the red box titled, 'Severe Weather Alert' and there you can find more information.
Locally this will be the cod lest air that we have seen in roughly two to three years! Unlike previous cold snaps here, more recently only lasting one or two days, this one will last three to four days. That will depend on how you look at it though. Some places will drop below zero for up to six or seven straight days! However the coldest core will be three to four days.
In terms of records, we don't anticipate widespread record low temperatures to be broken. There are a few of them at risk, we believe. In particular Montpelier and Newport, Vermont for January 23, 2013. Those record low temperatures stand at -18 F and -23 F respectively.
Again stay safe, stay informed, and you'll make it through this cold snap just fine!
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