The potential for danger wind chills has prompted the National Weather Service (NWS) to issue a wind chill for the several Nebraska counties including Eastern Cherr, Brown, Blaine, Loup and Custer and including the cities of Valentine, Ainsworth, Dunning, Purdum, Brewster, Taylor, and Broken Bow.
This wind chill advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. CST this evening (Wed., Feb. 12, 2020) to 10 a.m. CST tomorrow.
Very cold wind chills are expected, possibly dropping to 25 below zero.
The wind chill could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. Use caution when traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat and gloves. Make sure outside pets have a sheltered area.
A wind chill advisory is in effect for the same time frame for Rock, Wheeler, Garfield and Key Paha counties where wind chills could reach 29 below zero.
A wind chill advisory is in effect for the same time frame for the counties of Holt and Boyd. In addition, this area could see additional snow accumulation of up to one inch with winds gusting as high as 45 mph. Hazardous conditions could impact morning travel.
Wind chill advisories are also in effect for most of eastern Nebraska.
The cold snap should be short lived. High temps on Thursday should be around 22 degrees with mostly sunny skies in central Nebraska. Friday could reach 44 with sunny and breezy conditions. High over the weekend could reach and exceed 50 degrees.