Baby, it’s cold outside
The National Weather Service in Green Bay issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 3 p.m. Friday to midnight Saturday.
Light snowfall will begin Friday morning, intensify Friday afternoon and continue through Saturday evening. The Heaviest snow is anticipated to fall Friday night into Saturday morning.
Total snowfall is expected to range from 8 to 12 inches.
Snow-covered roads and sidewalks, and hazardous traveling conditions, are expected.
Gusty north to northwest winds will likely lead to blowing and drifting snow on Saturday afternoon and Saturday night.
As a second surge of Arctic air invades the region, cold temperatures combined with the breezy northwest winds will lead to bitterly cold wind chills for Sunday into Monday.
Temperatures are expected to drop below 0 degrees after 2 a.m. Sunday and continue dropping throughout the day, reaching as low as minus 13 degrees after 7 p.m. Sunday.
The combination of snow and strong winds will make travel very difficult. Those who must travel should keep an extra flashlight, food and water in the vehicle in case of an emergency.
Stay indoors during the storm. Prolonged exposure to cold can cause hypothermia.
Walk and drive carefully on icy sidewalks and roads. Many injuries and accidents are caused by slippery conditions.
Before driving, let someone know your destination, route, and expected time of arrival. If your car gets stuck, it’ll be easier to find you.
If you lose feeling and color in your nose, ears, hands, or feet, cover the exposed area, avoid rubbing your skin, and seek medical help immediately. You may have frostbite.
When shoveling snow, take breaks and lift lighter loads. Working too hard can lead to heart attacks.
Stay dry. Wet clothes make you lose body heat, increasing your risk of hypothermia.