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Fatally Cold: More Heavy Snow, "Negative 50" Wind Chills for Midwest

by Rory Groves        January 7, 2010  |  9:31 am  |  Category:

"Dangerously cold wind chills were anticipated in the Midwest overnight, including as low as 35 below in eastern Nebraska, minus 45 in parts of South Dakota and negative 50 in North Dakota, according to National Weather Service warnings." (AP)


Jan 7, 2010: Artic air pushes south from Canada triggering
Wind Chill and Freeze Warnings across the U.S.


Jan 7, 2010: The Upper Midwest is experiencing the brunt of the cold,
with with extreme winds and blowing snow

Don't take any chances today or friday--its going to be fatally cold. At least 7 people have died so far this season, including 4 in Chicago. If you can delay or avoid travel plans through the Midwest, you should do so.

If you must go out in this weather, take it seriously. Have the following in your car:

  • Cell phone with charger
  • Shovel & scrapers
  • Flashlight
  • Extra Hats, coats, mittens, blankets
  • Battery powered radio
  • Snack food and water
  • Road salt or sand
  • First aid kit

Most importantly: Stay tuned to emergency broadcasts and know the weather situation for yourself!

Stay safe, and keep an eye out for those who may need your help.

Best Regards,


Rory Groves
Founder & CEO
SWIFT Weather

 

 

Latest winter storm wrecking havoc all over US

by Emily Belden        January 6, 2010  |  9:36 am  |  Category: Latest News

From frozen citrus crops to devastating fatalities, the entire country is feeling the effects of the latest winter storm. Check out these startling headlines from today:

·         Florida and Southeast Brace for Record Breaking Cold SnapABC News

·         Freezing Temperatures Reach the South, Farmers Rush to Salvage CropsFox News

·         Homeless man found frozen to death in Kansas City, MissouriKCTV

·         Atlantic, Iowa breaks record low set in 1958 with minus 29 degree temperatureCNN

·         Winter storm warnings north, hard freeze warnings southCNN

(AP Photo/File)

Upper Midwest Slammed by Snowstorm, Frigid Cold

by Rory Groves        December 10, 2009  |  10:33 am  |  Category: Latest News

"15 Inches In Some Areas; State Of Emergency In Wisconsin"

Chicago (CBS) - "The first major winter snowstorm of the season made life miserable throughout much of the Upper Midwest and the governor of Wisconsin has already declared a state of emergency.


"Winter Weather" Map in Weather Defender keeps track of Winter Hazards & Snow Reports

"Five deaths are reported and hundreds of flights canceled, as the same storm that clobbered us is now moving north and towards the East Coast. In Wisconsin, the situation was far worse. The snow slammed the state so severely that Gov. Jim Doyle declared a preemptive state of emergency."

 

"Frigid temperatures to follow heavy snow..."

Des Moines (AP) - "Commuters from Des Moines to Chicago were warned of morning temperatures reaching 10 degrees at best and icy roads. Wind chill values could dip to as low as minus 25 in parts of Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois, according to the National Weather Service.


Temperature Layer activated in Weather Defender to show regions of extreme cold

"Wind gusts that reached more than 50 mph and built snow drifts between 8 and 15 feet tall had died down by Thursday, but officials still warned of blowing snow and treacherous driving conditions.

"Take some extra time because the roads are gonna be slick," said Lori Getter, spokeswoman at the Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center."

 

 

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