Travelers advisory in effect along with Wind Chill Warning

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike issued a traveler's advisory Saturday night at about 10:30 p.m. due to drifting snow covered and slippery roadways as winds speeds were increasing - Spike is requesting no unnecessary travel on roadways at this time until the conditions become more favorable. The advisory will be re-evaluated Sunday morning, according to the sheriff's office.

In addition, a wind chill warning issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect until Monday.

Temperatures near zero this morning will continue to fall below zero by afternoon and remain well below zero tonight and early Monday. Wind chills will be 20 to 40 degrees below zero with winds northwest 15 to 25 mph, gusting up to 40 mph. Winds will slowly diminish tonight and monday.

A wind chill warning is issued when winds combine with bitterly cold temperatures to create extremely dangerous conditions for exposed skin. The wind chill will be cold enough to cause frostbite in about 15 minutes or less and cold lead to hypothermia if proper precautions are not taken.