Iowans are digging out their vehicles and homes after the past few days of heavy snow and deep drifts. Today’s big challenge is the extreme cold as the entire state is under a Wind Chill Advisory. National Weather Service meteorologist Miles Schumacher says temperatures in many parts of the state are below zero.
He says the winds have lightened up a little bit overnight so the wind chills aren’t as bad as they could be, but they’re still running about 20-below zero, so people should bundle up. Some areas are seeing wind chills run as low as 30-below.
Schumacher says the advisories run through 9 and 10 o’clock across much of the state.
He says the winds should lessen up the closer we get to the noon hour as temperatures rebound slightly, bringing wind chills between zero and ten-below. High temps today statewide are expected to range from the single-digits to the teens, with some 20s in southeast Iowa. Schumacher says no significant snowfall is in the immediate forecast.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City