Cold Air Mass Settles in North Dakota, Extending Wind Chill Advisory for the Area
The National Weather Service in Bismarck has extended the WIND CHILL ADVISORY for the area, calling this system " Dangerous".
This is the coldest air of the winter season and certainly the coldest weather of 2015. After all, this is January in North Dakota. Locally, the wind chill values range from minus 15 to minus 30. The northern counties near the Canadian border are under the influence of a WIND CHILL WARNING with wind chill values of minus 45-50.
NWS in Bismarck has extended the WIND CHILL ADVISORY until 12 noon (CST) Monday (1/5), for our area including the communities of Bismarck, Fort Yates, St. Anthony, New Salem, Mandan, Steele, Dickinson and Medora. At publish time, the winds in Bismarck were at 12 MPH, from the North.
Be sure to check travel conditions and make sure you have an updated winter survival kit in your automobile.
It is not often the NWS uses the term "dangerous" in regards to describing weather for the area. With wind chill values that we are experiencing, and through the entire state, the service reminds us that hypothermia and frostbite can happen in a short time.
Dress in layers and be sure to wear gloves and a hat.
Make sure livestock and pets are protected.
Here is a thought for you, the first day of spring is March 20th!