Wind Chill Advisory issued for all counties in northern Missouri

Wind Chill Advisory

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for those counties along the Iowa border in northern Missouri, and a Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for all counties in northern Missouri extending south to counties along Highway 36.

A bitterly cold air mass will sweep across Nebraska and Iowa into Kansas and Missouri this morning. The arrival of the cold air will be accompanied by strong gusty winds, especially along the Iowa border across far northern Missouri.

There are concerns that the wind-blown dry fluffy snow that fell across far northern Missouri, will result in blowing snow, reducing visibilities and making travel a bit treacherous during the day today.  The cold air will continue to filter south Thursday night into Friday morning, and even with winds easing up a little Thursday night, expect values to drop at least into the Wind Chill Advisory criteria range Thursday night through mid-morning Friday.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in place from 6 am this morning to 6 pm this evening for counties along the Missouri/Iowa border. A Wind Chill Advisory is in place 9 pm Thursday night until 6 am Friday morning from the Iowa border extending to counties along Highway 36.

Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow means that visibilities will be limited due to strong winds blowing snow around. Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas. A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.