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Monroe County under a travel advisory because of the dangerous weather

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Monroe County, Indiana – The Indiana Department of Homeland Security placed Monroe County under a travel alert until further notice. This means that due to the dangerously windy and snowy weather, ordinary transport or activities may not be possible in some regions.

It is recommended that locals take caution or stay away from the places completely.

Additionally, from Saturday night at 7 p.m. to Sunday morning at 1 p.m., the NWS issued a wind chill advisory. With as little as 30 minutes of skin exposure, frostbite can result from these wind chills, which are predicted to drop as low as –13 F.

Sunday is expected to be chilly and partly sunny, with a high of about 8 F and a wind chill of –21 F. With a low of about 2 F on Sunday night, there’s a slim risk of flurries. As the pressure gradient eases on Monday, winds will gradually pick back up, but by Tuesday, they should tighten up again as another front of cold air moves in from the northwest.

Tuesday will be a combination of cold and sunny, while Monday will be cold with a risk of snow showers after 1 p.m. There may be less wind, but the air temperature could still drop to 5 F or below, according to wind chill advisories.

Wednesday will be bright, with a high of around 25 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of about 19 degrees. On Thursday and Friday, there’s a chance of snow showers again, with highs of 21 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Monroe County website states that warming stations will be open from January 13–20 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Both NWS live trackers and local weather networks allow users to follow weather forecasts.

 

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