Dangerous cold expected

ColdThe National Weather Service, Missoula, has issued a wind chill warning for dangerously cold conditions, in effect until noon Saturday in the Kootenai/Cabinet Region of northwest Montana, with wind gusts of 40 miles per hour expected, making it feel as if the temperature was as cold as 60 below zero.

In addition, up to three inches of new snow is possible, making travel extremely dangerous due to low visibility from blowing and drifting snow and flash freezing.

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.

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