Cold blast hits region, pushes wind chill to minus 30 - WNEM TV 5

Cold blast hits region, pushes wind chill to minus 30

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SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Many Mid-Michiganders would say this has been a frigid January.

The first few days of the New Year were marked by below average temperatures. In fact, even with a few days left in the month, it is safe to say that most of January will be below average.

We've even had a couple of days with highs only in the single digits, and about a week's worth of days (and counting) of low temps below zero.

This week won't be much different, especially for the first half. Highs will only be in the single digits on both Monday and Tuesday, with lows below zero.

The past few days have been breezy, making the air feel downright frigid. As temperatures drop below 0 tonight and the wind blows at 10-20 mph, wind chill values will drop to 20 below zero to even 30 below zero in some spots.

These values fit the criteria for a Wind Chill Warning for these counties: Bay, Clare, Genesee, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Lapeer, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, and Tuscola. These Wind Chill Warnings will expire Wednesday morning.

Wind chill values at this level meet the criteria for a Wind Chill Advisory for all other counties: Alcona, Arenac, Gladwin, Iosco, Ogemaw, and Roscommon. This Wind Chill Advisory will run until 7a.m. Tuesday.

It will stay fairly breezy for most of this week, but the temperatures will improve slightly. By Wednesday, we will make it to the teens, and we even have 20s in the extended forecast. 

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