The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued a wind chill warning for dangerously cold conditions, in effect from 10 p.m. today through noon Saturday. The thermometer is expected to drop to minus-13 degrees tonight and climb to a high of one below on Friday, then plunge again Friday night to 24-below-zero. Pushed by winds gusting to 15 miles per hour, wind chill will make it seem as cold a 35-below.
Area residents are advised to stay indoors, and those with livestock or outdoor pets to provide additional feed and liquid water through the cold spell. When going outdoors, wear multiple layers of warm clothing, to include hat and gloves. Limit your time outdoors, and when you go in, stay inside long enough to warm up.