Wind Chill Watch: Alabamians Brace for Dangerous Subzero Values
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a “Wind Chill Watch.” The watch is set to go into effect on Friday, December 23, 12:00 a.m. through Saturday, December 24, 12:00 p.m.
Expected Wind Chill Values
It is expected that dangerously cold wind chills are possible in the next few days. This watch truly means to be mindful of these temperatures. Wind chills between 0 and 10 below are possible.
Yes, you read that correctly … 0 to 10 below.
Our area doesn’t experience these types of wind chill values too often. I want to be sure that you have an idea of what this all means. A wind chill value is a great way to give you a heads-up on what it will feel like.
Alabama Counties Impacted by the Wind Chill Watch
Autauga, Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Etowah, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Marion, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston.
Some factors play into the wind chill, air temperature, and wind speed. There is a whole calculation for it as well. But, what you need to know is how well YOU adjust to the temperatures and the “feels like” conditions.
The National Weather Service provides a great example, “if the temperature is 0°F and the wind is blowing at 15 mph, the wind chill is -19°F. At this wind chill temperature, exposed skin can freeze in 30 minutes.” Read below for some more insight on wind chill values.
Please be prepared for the upcoming drastic temperature change and wind chill values over the next few days and into the holiday weekend. Read below for some more insight on wind chill values.
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