Wind chill levels are approaching 40-below zero in parts of the state this morning as Wind Chill Warnings are posted for much of Iowa’s western half, with advisories issued for eastern Iowa. Meteorologist Ben Moyer, at the National Weather Service, says regular air temps today may not get above zero.
Moyer says wind chill readings are in the 25 to 35-below zero range this morning. While they may warm a bit during the afternoon, the Wind Chill Warning extends until midnight as the extremely frigid readings should return with the winds. While it’s not exactly a heat wave, Moyer says warmer weather is coming.
Forecasters promise a slight warm-up is coming, with highs in the 20s by early next week. High temps may even go above normal on Thursday, topping 30 degrees. For more details, visit the National Weather Service website.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City