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Weekend bringing more snow, subzero wind chills to Lawrence

Weekend bringing more snow, subzero wind chills to Lawrence

Another round of snow is on its way to Lawrence, and this time winter winds are coming with it.

According to Environment Canada, health risks associated with extreme cold are increased for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors and those without proper shelter. UV index 1 or low. Low -32. Wind chill -32 in the evening and -44 overnight. Clouds will be on the increase after Midnight, which may help temperatures to start slowly climbing by early Sunday morning. Winds coming from the north at 20 km/h and gusting to 40 near noon.

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

There is a high risk of frostbite so take appropriate measures.

Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm.

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Frostbite can develop within minutes.

"Wind chill values will moderate above the warning criteria of minus 30 later on Monday, but are still forecast to be near minus 25", added the Environment Canada warning.

A lakeshore flood warning was in effect until 9 a.m. Sunday, with waves in Lake Michigan possibly reaching 10 feet high, the weather service said.

Environment Canada warned that non-essential travel should be postponed.


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