NWS issues wind chill warning

More snow to join ‘dangerously cold’ temps

If the Christmas song is to be believed, Jack Frost likes to nip your nose.

In the next couple days, he’s looking for the whole thing.

The State College office of the National Weather Service have issued with a wind chill warning and a winter weather advisory.

The winter weather advisory runs from 10 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Saturday while the wind chill warning went into effect at 10 p.m. Thursday and runs through 6 p.m. Saturday.

The NWS said that will bring “dangerously cold wind chills of 20 to 30 below zero” are expected and “can produce frostbite to exposed skin in a little as 10 minutes.” In addition to the bitter cold, the NWS forecast four to eight inches of snow accumulation from Thursday through Saturday morning “along with significant blowing and drifting snow” and “locally higher amounts possible across western sections and two to four inches expected over the southeast.”

The National Weather Service said the coldest chills will be from Thursday night into Saturday morning.

The forecasted highs on Friday and Saturday are six and five degrees, respectively, with a low of -1 on Friday and -5 on Saturday.

Temperatures are forecasted to rise to around 20 on Sunday and the cold snap appears to end next week with highs in the 30s, up to 36 on Thursday.

“Be prepared for significantly reduced visibilities at times in blowing and drifting,” the NWS said. “Avoid going outside during the coldest parts of the day.”

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