Wind Chill Advisory Issued in Alexandria Area

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The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Alexandria, Virginia and the surrounding area starting TONIGHT (January 4, 2018) at 10:00 PM and running through 12:00 PM Friday, January 5, 2018. A Wind Chill Advisory is issued when wind chills are expected to drop the temperature below zero degrees and an active frostbite condition exists.

With the incoming wind from the Thursday winter storm, it will feel like it is below zero outside starting tonight. Be sure to bundle up!!

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST FRIDAY…

* WHAT…Snow occurring this morning. Very cold wind chills expected late this evening through Friday morning. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute. Snowfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches expected. Expect wind
chills to range from 0 to 10 below zero.

* WHERE…The Washington Metropolitan area…including the District of Columbia.

* WHEN…For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 11 AM EST this morning. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 10 PM this evening to noon EST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times this morning from snow. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Northwest winds will average between 20 and 30 mph with gusts around 40 mph through this evening…decreasing to 15 to 25 mph later tonight.

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