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A Taste of the Yukon

The coldest weather of the winter is arriving this Wednesday night and it is being announced by snow.

Arctic Cold Wave Approaches

This Wednesday evening we are tracking a piercing cold front that has come down from the North Pole. On its travels thru the Northwest Territories and across the Great Slave ad Great Bear Lakes, it has garnered enough might to generate 35 mile per winds, subzero temperatures and brief driving snows.

Now the front is barreling past Chicago and Indianapolis and should arrive in our region in time for the let out from the Capital City Classic. This is my way of saying that the weather by later tonight will resemble the Yukon. It won’t be the quantity of snow that will fall but the intensity of the cold that will steal your breath away. You see the dry powder will be blown around by those gaudy gusts.

While I expect many school districts to delay classes in the morning, those that open will do so with the air temperature just above 10 and the wind chill on the wrong side of zero. It will be a harsh morning for the kids who are waiting for the bus.

Thursday’s skies will alternate between grey and snowy to bright and blustery. Daytime temperatures will hover near 10-15 thru noon, then start down as the sun sets with a sigh of frustration. That sigh will be Ol Sol’s way of saying he has failed to do his normal warming job.

By Friday morning, downtown climate controlled urban areas will see the mercury bottom out near 0, while snow covered rural hollows will see temperatures as low as 5 below.

But again for tonight, Herd and ‘Eers fans heading into Charleston for the Capital City Classic, the arctic front will be arriving with a shot of snow in time for your travels home.
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