Weather Alerts for Mercer, IL

Issued by the National Weather Service

Wind Chill Advisory  WIND CHILL ADVISORY   Wind Chill Advisory
MERCER, IL

Areas Affected:
Bureau - Carroll - Henderson - Henry - Jo Daviess - McDonough - Mercer - Putnam - Rock Island - Stephenson - Warren - Whiteside
Effective: Fri 2:40 am Updated: Fri 7:05 am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri 9:00 am Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...
.ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE REGION TONIGHT AND
FRIDAY RESULTING IN VERY COLD TEMPERATURES. THE COMBINATION OF
COLD TEMPERATURES AND SOME WIND WILL PUSH WIND CHILLS INTO A
RANGE OF 20 BELOW TO NEAR 30 BELOW ZERO.
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING...
* TIMING...NOW UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING.
* WIND CHILL READINGS...AS LOW AS 27 BELOW.
* TEMPERATURES...6 BELOW TO 13 BELOW ZERO.
* WINDS...NORTHWEST 5 MPH OR LESS.
* IMPACTS...FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA MAY OCCUR IF PRECAUTIONS
ARE NOT TAKEN.

Information:
A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND WIND WILL
COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS...RESULTING IN FROST BITE AND
HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE
OUTDOORS...DRESS IN LAYERS COVERING EXPOSED SKIN. FROSTBITE WILL
OCCUR IN AS FEW AS 30 MINUTES IN THESE CONDITIONS.