Wednesday, January 14, 2009

doesn't it figure

Subject URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
Type High Wind Alerts
Expires 1/16/2009 12:00:00 PM
Updated 1/14/2009 3:32:35 PM
First Received 1/13/2009 3:12:09 PM
Severity Watch
Counties Vilas (Wisconsin), Oneida (Wisconsin), Forest (Wisconsin), Florence (Wisconsin), Northern Marinette County (Wisconsin), Lincoln (Wisconsin), Langlade (Wisconsin), Menominee (Wisconsin), Northern Oconto County (Wisconsin), Marathon (Wisconsin), Shawano (Wisconsin), Wood (Wisconsin), Portage (Wisconsin), Waupaca (Wisconsin), Waushara (Wisconsin)
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
323 PM CST WED JAN 14 2009
...DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS EXPECTED...
.A VERY COLD...ARCTIC AIR MASS WILL REMAIN ENTRENCHED OVER THE
UPPER MIDWEST INTO FRIDAY BRINGING DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS TO THE
AREA. WIND CHILLS OF 35 TO 45 BELOW ZERO ARE EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH
OF THE AREA TONIGHT. WIND CHILLS WILL RECOVER SOME THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...THOUGH ARE EXPECTED TO DROP BACK DOWN INTO WARNING
CRITERIA THURSDAY EVENING.
VILAS-ONEIDA-FOREST-FLORENCE-NORTHERN MARINETTE-LINCOLN-LANGLADE-
MENOMINEE-NORTHERN OCONTO-MARATHON-SHAWANO-WOOD-PORTAGE-WAUPACA-
WAUSHARA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EAGLE RIVER...RHINELANDER...CRANDON...
TOMAHAWK...ANTIGO...KESHENA...WAUSAU...WISCONSIN RAPIDS...
STEVENS POINT...WAUTOMA
323 PM CST WED JAN 14 2009
...WIND CHILL WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 12 PM CST FRIDAY...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREEN BAY HAS CANCELLED THE WIND
CHILL ADVISORY. THE WIND CHILL WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
12 PM CST FRIDAY.
WIND CHILLS OF 35 TO 45 BELOW ZERO ARE EXPECTED OVERNIGHT TONIGHT
AND THEN AGAIN ON THURSDAY NIGHT. WIND CHILLS THIS LOW WILL CAUSE
FROST BITE IN 10 TO 15 MINUTES. SOME RECOVERY IS EXPECTED
DURING THE DAYTIME HOURS ON THURSDAY...THOUGH CONDITIONS ARE STILL
EXPECTED TO REMAIN DANGEROUS.
A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND WINDS WILL
GENERATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROSTBITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT
TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT
AND GLOVES.


The advisory has been canceled, and we are now under a warning.
I just knew it. Mother Nature wasn't happy with just giving us frigid cold, she had to toss in high winds to go with it. Can someone point me in the direction of the nearest HOT deserted island? Come to think of it, I will even put up with people on it, as long as it is HOT.

2 comments:

The Dispatcher and Her Officer said...

Oh my! Can you really feel a difference between -10 and -30? I mean doesn't it just come a time where cold is to cold no matter what Temp?

Come to our city! We were in the mid 60's during the day and 30s at night....

And no... Thats not negative degree's! I would trade a kidney almost for a drop of rain tho!
-Dispatcher

Easily Lost said...

Once it hits around 0 it doesn't make much difference in temperature. The main thing is how long skin can be exposed to the cold. Frostbite and exposure are a major danger when the windchill gets that low.

Mid 60's, I think we may hit those again sometime in June.... starts packing :D