National Weather Service Warns of Sub-Zero Temps
The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a wind chill warning which is in effect from 7 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Sunday. The wind chill watch is no longer in effect.
- Wind chill values: 15 to 25 degrees below zero.
- Locations include: Connell … Prosser … Tri-Cities …
Ellensburg … Thorp … Naches … Sunnyside … Toppenish … Yakima
- Impacts: Those who must be outside should dress in adequate
clothing and minimize exposure.
A wind chill warning means the combination of very cold air and winds will create dangerously low wind chill values. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. Frost bite can occur in less than 30 minutes. Pets and livestock are also affected by the cold. Ensure pets and livestock have a warm dry shelter and access to food and fresh unfrozen water. Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation.