Bitter cold weather ahead


Staff Writer

IRON MOUNTAIN – Although a wind chill advisory expired this morning for Dickinson and Iron counties, bitter cold temperatures remain in the forecast.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Marquette had issued the advisory from 6 p.m. Sunday through 9 a.m. today for wind chill readings between 25 and 35 degrees below zero.

At the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Wastewater Treatment Plant in Breitung Township, the overnight low was minus15 degrees without the wind chill factored in.

There is a hazardous weather outlook for Dickinson and Iron counties from today through Wednesday night.

According to the NWS, wind chill values between 15 and 30 degrees below zero are possible during that time period.

Temperatures that cold can cause frostbite on exposed skin within 30 minutes, the NWS reports.

High temperatures for the rest of the week are only expected to be in the single digits.

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