National Weather Service issues Wind Chill Advisory for Christmas Day

Kristopher Drake
December 26, 2017

Wind chills between -5 degrees and -15 degrees Fahrenheit are expected starting tomorrow.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for much of Northern Virginia and southern Maryland, including Prince William and Fauquier counties, from 3 2 p.m. Christmas day. A wind chill advisory is now in effect for central Minnesota, extending into west central Wisconsin. Expect areas of blowing and drifting snow, with wind gusts of 30 to 40 miles per hour, reduced visibility and drifts, which will make travel hard at times.

Christmas Day: Windy and cold with snow showers likely. A light breeze will generate wind chills of 0 to 10 below zero. Highs near 24° but wind chills will be in the single digits and drop below zero after sunset.

While snow potential lessens during the evening, Tuesday morning looks to be extremely cold.

Snow, cold, and wind chills highlight our Christmas weather. There's a 60 percent chance of precipitation, with new snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

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