The winds are slow to die down tonight and Saturday, which means punishing wind chills as air temperatures fall and hold below freezing.
How forecasters predict high winds, decide between wind advisories and high wind warnings, and identify other factors contributing to wind damage.
This weekend will be frosty for sure, but a bitter chill is on the way early next week. Parts of the Northeast could see low temperatures running 40 degrees below average leading to dangerous wind chills.
On Thursday, it seemed ingredients were potentially coming together for a significant snowstorm Sunday into Monday. Today, not so much.
D.C. snow-lovers can probably relate.
Snow flurries may dance early as big winds begin to roar. Those winds last through the day, making it rather uncomfortable to be outside.
By A. Camden Walker |
16 hours ago
Even historic winters have their quiet periods. Once the January thaw was over, it was time to rev up one of the greatest two-week snow bonanzas ever.
The blitz of mixed precipitation that quickly came and went was a harbinger of blast of cold, windy air to arrive Friday.
The combination of rush hour timing and cold ground could make for hazardous conditions in our colder areas.
Only the truest of cold-lovers will be pleased with the weather over the next 10 days, but snow lovers might also have reason to rejoice.