Rare Wind Chill Warning issued for Spokane area

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by BRIANA BERMENSOLO & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 6 at 11:56 AM

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SPOKANE, Wash. -- A Wind Chill Warning will be in effect this weekend for the Spokane Area.

The warning will take effect from 10 p.m. Friday through 10 a.m. Saturday.

Temperatures are expected to drop below zero. The wind chill values Friday night will make it feel colder than it is.  Wind speeds could reach between 10-20 mph, with gusts of up to 30 mph.

The last time Spokane saw a Wind Chill Warning was 2008. If a warning goes into effect, temperatures could feel 20 degrees below zero this weekend.

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.
 

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