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This is going to hurt - dangerous wind chills, more snow!

by Ben Pine

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 22 at 11:39 PM

Water main breaks, pipes freezing, and car troubles... just some of the cold weather problems we're going to encounter over the next several days.  Anyone know why my "check engine" light comes on when it's in the single digits?

Let's start with the worst, and that's the dangerously cold wind chills.  A cold front will kick us while we're down tonight, with wind chills from -15 to -25.  Actual lows in the single digits.  Wind 15-30 mph. (1st map below)

Ok, so let's back up just a bit.  This cold front arrives with light snow this evening, with wind chills in the single digits and teens.  By midnight, parts of southern Indiana could see 1/2" or less of new snow.  Possibly a dusting as far south as Louisville. (2nd, 3rd maps)

The last two maps are the GFS and EURO snowfall totals for Saturday's snow system.  Only light accumulations expected, and temps should finally go just above freezing Saturday and Sunday.  More periods of light snow possible Sunday and Monday - with another Arctic Blast possible early next week.  See the 7day at the bottom.

So, with this cold about the same as the last severe cold spell... will we see schools close for the dangerous wind chills Thursday morning?  Wind Chill Advisories may be issued soon.

By the way, Lexington hit their coldest temp since 2004 at -5 this morning.  We're already at over 12" of snow for the season, already at or above our normal amount for the season!  Strong winter so far y'all!   Tweet at me @WHAS11Ben    'Like' my facebook page for more updates.  -Ben Pine

 

 

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