Weather Woes

Submitted by ub on Sun, 01/03/2016 - 21:59

Major flooding is occurring or forecast on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers & tributaries in Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky, with record flooding at several locations. Major flooding is also occurring on the Arkansas River & tributaries in Arkansas. Floodwaters will move downstream over the next couple of weeks, with significant river flooding expected for the lower Mississippi into mid-January.

In the New York City area, it will finally be freezing tonight. Mostly clear, with a low around 27. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph.

Monday mostly sunny, with a steady temperature around 28. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. North wind 13 to 17 mph. Monday Night mostly clear, with a low around 15. Wind chill values between zero and 10. North wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tuesday sunny, with a high near 31. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. North wind 7 to 13 mph. Tuesday night clear, with a low around 24. West wind 3 to 6 mph.

Frostbite is an injury caused by freezing of the skin and underlying tissues. First your skin becomes very cold and red, then numb, hard and pale. Frostbite is most common on the fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks and chin. Exposed skin in cold, windy weather is most vulnerable to frostbite. But frostbite can occur on skin covered by gloves or other clothing.

Frostbite Awareness Tips from the National Weather Service via @YouTube