Williston & The Region Braces For Artic Air
This chilly season has been a long one, and Winter does not officially start until Wednesday. We have had a Colorado Low blow through the area, and we are now looking at an Alberta Clipper setting sights on our region. This week looks to be down right cold! Highs for the week will be in the teens below zero, and wind chills between 40 to 50 below. That is less than ideal for traveling for Christmas coming up on Sunday.
The latest round of winter fun should make its way into the region on Wednesday. Wind, blowing snow and dangerous wind chills are all expected. Long story short, another cold snap is expected to last for the week. We dealt with a ton of snow with the last system that pushed through. Talk has now shifted to wind chill.
Wind Chill is a term used to describe what the air temperature feels like to the human skin due to the combination of cold temperatures and winds blowing on exposed skin. In simple terms, the colder the air temperature and the higher the wind speeds the colder it will feel on your skin if you're outside. Several recent alerts have warned that skin could freeze in 5 minutes or less with this artic air moving through. this is nothing to mess with!
As you venture out for Christmas break, pack that winter survival kit, and limit your time outside. Keep your fingers crossed . If the forecast holds, a little break will bring better temps to the area as daily highs will reach for the mid 20s by Christmas Day. As 2023 approaches, daily highs could see low 30s.