Wind Chill Advisory for Fort Collins Area Through Monday Morning
The February Freeze continues Valentine's Day and Monday as dangerously cold winds across Northern Colorado could cause frostbite to exposed skin within 10 minutes.
There's 'seasonably' cold, there's 'better bundle-up' cold, and then there's 'we're not going outside' cold.
The arctic air that we've been seeing continues for Northern Colorado for Sunday while loosening its grip on Monday. Highs on Valentine's Day will barely get above 0°; Monday will hopefully see highs into the upper teens.
Sunday's overnight temps into early Monday will drop to -13° (not counting the wind chill.)
In the meantime, the National Weather Service out of Denver/Boulder has issued a Wind Chill Advisory that goes until 11 a.m. on Monday, February 15, 2021, with Wind Chill readings will drop to -15 to -30 below zero.
It is advised that people avoid prolonged outdoor exposure and wear multiple layers if indeed venturing outside.
'Wind Chill' is referring to how the wind strips away the thin layer of warm air coming off your body. With winds around 15 mph, exposed skin could suffer from frostbite within 10 minutes.
Hypothermia could set in if your core body temperature drops from a 'I'm so comfy inside with my hot cocoa' 98.6°, to just a few degrees below that, a 'what was I thinking when I went outside in shorts?' 95°.
The forecast for the rest of the week sees Northern Colorado warming up again with highs reaching into the 30s and 40s, with a high of 50° forecasted for Monday, February 22, 2021.
Source: NWS Denver/Boulder]
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