*Short Term Update* Polar Vortex Historic/Life Threatening Cold Temps/Wind chills update #8
(12:00AM - 1/30/19) The push of historic, record breaking and life threatening cold is occurring at this time across the Midwest...
As of midnight, temperatures of -10 to -20 are becoming widespread across Northern Illinois, as colder air rapidly advects in from the northwest. Additionally, wind gusts of 15-30mph are helping create wind chills of -30 to -50 across Northern Illinois. As the night goes on, temps and wind chills will continue to drop, with low temps of -20 to -30 and wind chills of -45 to -65 likely across much of Northern Illinois.
Further south, temps and wind chills will also continue to drop across Central and eventually Southern Illinois as well. Low temps will range from the single digits across far Southern Illinois, to -10 to -20 across Central Illinois. Wind chills of 5 to -15 are likely across Southern Illinois, with -20 to -45 across Central Illinois.
Below are current temps and wind chills as of midnight.
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