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Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 12/13/2010

Charting 36 wind-chilled hours

The cold and wind are here and mean business. For at least the next 36 hours, the sinister duo generate wind chills struggling to exceed 15 degrees during the day and 10 at night. Early Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, the index tanks into the single digits -- to as low as 5 degrees.

The chart above is based on sustained winds - expected to be in the neighborhood of about 15-30 mph during this stretch. If you factor in gusts of 30-40 mph, wind chill readings could briefly plummet to zero or a few degrees below, especially in the colder suburbs late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

I'm ready for a hot, steamy beverage.

By  |  07:30 PM ET, 12/13/2010

Categories:  Extreme Cold, Extreme Cold

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