...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 10 PM EST this evening... ...Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 6 PM this evening to 4 am EST Monday...
The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a Wind Chill Advisory...which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 4 am EST Monday.
* Locations...east central and northern Maine.
* Hazard types...blowing snow and bitter cold wind chills.
* Timing...snow will gradually taper off this evening. Blowing snow will continue overnight.
* Accumulations...an inch or less of additional snowfall is expected this evening. Total snow accumulations will average 10 to 14 inches.
* Impacts...continued blowing snow will result in hazardous conditions and reduced visibilities.
* Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
* Temperatures...18 below to 12 above zero.
* Wind chill...as low as 33 below due to temperatures 18 below to 7 above zero...and winds northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
* Wind chill readings...as low as 33 below.
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Snow and blowing snow will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight... food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves.