Wind chill brings sub-zero temperatures to Inland Northwest

Wind chill brings sub-zero temperatures to Inland Northwest

Wind chill brings sub-zero temperatures to Inland Northwest

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on December 7, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Updated Saturday, Dec 7 at 10:47 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A Wind Chill Warning continued into Saturday morning for the Spokane Area, with winds bringing bitter cold temperatures to the region.

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The warning began at 10 p.m. Friday and was scheduled to end 10 a.m. Saturday.

Temperatures were only in the single digits in most areas, with wind chill readings showing between minus 10 and minus 20 degrees below zero in some places.  Wind speeds out of the north ranged from 10-20 mph.

The last time Spokane saw a Wind Chill Warning was 2008.
 
The combination of the bitter cold and strong winds can produce frostbite in roughly 30 minutes, so the National Weather Service in Spokane advised people to wear multiple layers of thick clothing.

Pet owners were also encouraged to make sure animals had a warm dry shelter as well as access to food and unfrozen water.

Sunday was expected to remain cold, with temperatures only reaching the teens and snow flurries expected.
 

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