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National Weather Service Issues Wind Chill Warning for State College Area

by on January 06, 2014 9:48 AM

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning in effect from 10 p.m Monday to 7 a.m. Wednesday for the State College area.

The weather agency says there will be dangerous wind chills and it will feel as low as 34 degrees below zero. That means you'll be risking frost bite and hypothermia if you go outside without dressing properly.

"If you will be outdoors, dress in multiple layers and wear a heavy coat, hat and gloves," the National Weather Service warns.

While temperatures were around 40 degrees Monday morning, AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Tom Kines says the cold front has moved into the area and temperatures will continue to drop throughout the day reaching below zero tonight.

"Along with the dramatic change to colder weather we have to put up with the wind as well so the wind is going to make it feel even worse out there," Kines says. By this evening we start factoring in the wind it's going to start feeling like it's below zero."

For Tuesday, during the day it will feel like minus 20 and in the evening will feel like minus 30 to 35.

"I suspect some people's car batteries are going to be tested tomorrow morning and even Wednesday morning," Kines says.

Wednesday will start off cold, around zero, and in the afternoon will make it up into the lower 20s, Kines says. Temperatures will continue to moderate Thursday, which will reach close to 30 degrees. Friday is also expected to reach the 30s.

"And with any luck, we'll hit the 40s on Saturday," Kines says. "If we can make it through the next 48 hours it's looking better after that."

For the latest AccuWeather forecast, click HERE.

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Jennifer Miller is a reporter for StateCollege.com. She has worked in journalism since 2005. She's covered news at the local, state and national level with an emphasis on crime and local government.
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