February 12, 2016

Wind chill advisory in effect through Friday morning around the area

Courtesy of the National Weather Service
This map shows the counties in Northern Michigan affected by a wind chill advisory Friday morning.
Courtesy of the National Weather Service

NORTHERN MICHIGAN — The National Weather Service in Gaylord has issued a wind chill advisory for Friday morning from 1-10 a.m.

According to the weather statement, which was issued at 4:12 p.m. Jan. 6, southwest winds gusting more than 20 miles per hour will combine with falling temperatures below zero to generate wind chill readings that are expected to be as low as 20-25 degrees below zero into Friday morning.

Wind chills this low could cause skin to freeze in less than 30 minutes and cause frostbite, the statement says.

Affected areas include Alcona, Missaukee, Roscommon, Ogemaw, Iosco, Gladwin and Arenac counties.

The weather is expected to remain cold as we enter the weekend, with a high near 14 degrees Friday, and a low around 0 Friday night, with wind chills as low negative 11 degrees.

Saturday’s high will be around 17 degrees with a 40 percent chance of snow after 1 p.m.

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