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January 22, 2014

NWS issues wind chill advisory

ENID, Okla. — National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for most of northern Oklahoma this morning.

The advisory is in effect 3 to 10 a.m. today as temperatures are forecast from 5 to 15 below zero.

A wind chill advisory is issued when wind chill values will reach minus 5 degrees to minus 19 degrees, with wind speeds around 10 mph or more.

Interactive graphic: Stages of frostbite

The service advises if you have to be outside to dress in layers and leave no skin exposed to the wind.

“Frostbite and hypothermia can happen quickly,” the service warns.

Counties included in the northwest Oklahoma area advisory are: Garfield, Harper, Woods, Alfalfa, Grant, Kay, Ellis, Woodward, Major, Noble and Payne.

An arctic cold front is expected to drop temperatures into the single digits by this morning in most areas, according to an NWS forecast.

Temperarures will rebound, however, with the high in the mid-40s on Friday and into the 60s Saturday and Sunday before another cold front moves in Sunday night, according to NWS.

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