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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Saturday December 30th, 2017 :: 02:23 p.m. CST

Advisory

Wind Chill Advisory until 09:00PM Sunday

...BRUTAL COLD TO USHER IN THE NEW YEAR... ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 PM CST SUNDAY... ...WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM SUNDAY TO NOON CST TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills expected. Frostbite may occur in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from 10 below zero to 20 below zero on Sunday, and from 15 below to 30 below zero Sunday night through Tuesday morning.

* WHERE...Central Illinois and east central Illinois.

* WHEN...The Wind Chill Advisory is in effect from 6 pm this evening through 9 pm Sunday. The Wind Chill Warning will be in effect from 9 pm Sunday through noon Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Actual air temperatures are expected to fall to around 10 below to 15 below zero Sunday night and Monday night. This level of cold has not occurred for a few years. People who will be outdoors the next few days, especially on New Years Eve, need to make sure they are properly dressed for the bitter cold. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... With such cold temperatures, frostbite can occur quickly, and even hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken. Make sure you are properly dressed for the bitter cold. Check with local municipalities for warming shelters, if you do not have access to a well heated building.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CASS ... CHAMPAIGN ... CHRISTIAN ... COLES ... DE WITT ... DOUGLAS ... EDGAR ... LOGAN ... MACON ... MASON ... MENARD ... MORGAN ... MOULTRIE ... PIATT ... SANGAMON ... SCHUYLER ... SCOTT ... SHELBY ... VERMILION

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Address/Location
Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
315 East Main Street
Shelbyville, IL 62565

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 217-774-1499

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Alert Details

Severity:
Minor - Minimal to no known threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Wind Chill Advisory

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