55 below zero wind chills – blowing snow – early March!
Frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 5 minutes.
National Weather Service Rapid City SD Mar 3 2019
…DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS…
Breezy northwest winds and very cold temperatures will bring dangerously cold wind chills through Monday morning. Most of the area will experience will chills lower than 25 below zero this morning, and northwest South Dakota will see readings near 50 below. Wind chills will warm some this afternoon, before falling back to dangerous levels tonight into Monday morning. The breezy northwest winds will also create areas of blowing snow and reduced visibility, especially across northwest South Dakota.
Harding-Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-Northeastern Crook-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche, Faith, Dupree, and Colony
* WHAT…Wind chills as low as 55 below zero. Areas of blowing snow with significantly reduced visibility at times.
* WHERE…In Wyoming, Northeastern Crook County. In South Dakota, Harding County, Perkins County, Butte County, the Northern Meade County Plains and Ziebach County.
The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 5 minutes. Blowing snow will create significantly reduced visibility at times, especially this afternoon and again Monday afternoon.
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March 4, 2019 at 09:27PM