‘Coldest Air So Far This Winter’ Arrives Tonight; Blizzard Conditions Also Expected

AccuWeather predicts dangerous cold will move back into the area Sunday night. Wind chills may drop to -50 degrees Monday night.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo

Written by Ted Schnell

The “coldest air so far this winter” is scheduled to arrive tonight after a snowy Sunday leaves a coating of snow, according to AccuWeather.

 A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Monday for Plainfield and much of the Chicago area, according to the National Weather Service. 

The National Weather Service says there may be some additional snow also this evening, with widespread blowing snow after midnight and gusts of up to 25 mph. Wind chill values could reach as low as -24.

The winds will also drive down wind chills and a wind chill warning will be in effect from 3 a.m. Monday through 9 a.m. Wednesday. Wind chill values could be between -35 to -45 degrees during this period. By Monday night, wind chills could drop as low as -50 degrees in the Chicago area, according to AccuWeather.

Tim January 26, 2014 at 01:01 PM
As an interesting historical note; On Dec 24th, 1983 Chicago set the all time lowest windchill at -82. In 2001, the NWS changed the formula for calculating windchill, and the 1983 record would only have been -57. So this upcoming cold blast will be almost identical to that record setting event as far as what it feels like.


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