Bitter Cold Descends Into The Triad

7:21 PM, Jan 23, 2014   |    comments
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A cold front moved through the Triad Thursday afternoon and opened the [freezer] door to another blast of Arctic air.

Temperatures in the Triad Thursday afternoon peaked in the upper 30s, but quickly began to cool once the cold front moved through. By 7pm temperatures had already returned to the upper 20s with with a wind chill of 22°.

Winds Thursday night will be between 10-15 mph and gust to 20 mph which will drop wind chills to between -5° and 0°. The actual temperature by early Friday morning will be around 10° which will be the coldest morning since the record breaking 5° on January 7th. The record low temperature for Friday is 4° set in 1963.

Due to the extreme wind chills a Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for most of the Triad until 9am Friday. A Wind Chill Advisory means that frost bite and hypothermia will be possible if proper precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors Thursday night and Friday morning it is advised that you wear a coat, hat and gloves.

Temperatures Friday afternoon will warm into the upper 20s under abundant sunshine, but wind chills will remain in the teens all day long.

You can always get the latest weather forecast from the WFMY News 2 team of meteorologists in the Weather section of wfmynews2.com.

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