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Duneland Weather Forecast: Cold for the rest of the year: Warming centers open in Duneland

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Warming centers open in Duneland:

For Dunelanders whose furnaces fail during the ongoing cold snap, the following locations are open as warming centers:

* Chesterton town hall, 726 Broadway.

* Burns Harbor town hall and fire station, 1240 N. Boo Road.

 

National Weather Service forecast for Duneland:

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -16. West northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 10. Wind chill values as low as -16. West northwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -3. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 17. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of snow after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19. Friday Night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8.

Saturday: A chance of snow, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 15. Saturday Night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5.

Sunday: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14. Sunday Night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6.

New Year's Day: A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 15.

 

Bitter cold expected until New Year in Midwest and Northeast

CHICAGO (AP) - A white Christmas for much of the Northeast and Midwest has given way to bitter cold until the New Year.

Chicago-area National Weather Service meteorologist Amy Seeley says to expect colder-than-normal temperatures the rest of the week.

Temperatures hovered around zero degrees in Chicago on Tuesday.

Meteorologists warn of sub-zero frigid arctic air and dangerously cold wind chills.

Wind chill advisories or warnings are in effect for all of North Dakota and Wisconsin, as well as swaths of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan and Indiana.

Wind chill advisories are also in effect for parts of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York. Meteorologists say frostbite is possible with as little as 30 minutes of exposure.

Minnesota experienced its most frigid Christmas Day since 1996, with wind chills as cold as 35 degrees below zero, KSTP-TV reported. The National Weather Service warned that those whose skin was exposed in such conditions could get frostbite in as little as 15 minutes.

Snow amounts in the Midwest were not large for this time of year. A storm system that swept from Nebraska through Iowa dropped around 2 inches of snow on Chicago, the weather service said.

That was just enough to provide a picturesque backdrop for those gathering for Christmas dinners in the Chicago area. But it wasnít enough to cause havoc either on roadways or airport runaways.

Chicagoís OíHare International Airport was reporting just six cancelations and average delays of only 15 minutes around noon Monday. There were no cancellations at the cityís other major airport, Midway, and delays were less than 15 minutes on average.

The nationís third largest city had comparatively little snow for the season until the weekend - just over 2 inches in all, the National Weather Service said.

The city of Milwaukee had 103 salt trucks treating slick spots Monday, according to WITI-TV. The trucks were using treated salt thatís deployed when temperatures drop below 15 degrees.

In addition to slowing travel in New England, the storm was responsible for some power outages. Eversource reported more than 20,000 customers in eastern Massachusetts without electricity, the bulk on Cape Cod which was feeling the brunt of strong winds.

Most of Indiana had been under winter weather advisory with officials urging motorists to stay put unless they absolutely had to travel.

 

 

Posted 12/26/2017

 
 
 
 

 

 

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