Cold temps and winds will combine to create some dangerous conditions this weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning for the Sioux Falls area from 6:00 PM Friday until noon Tuesday (1/12-1/15).

"Winds gusting as high as 35 mph on Friday night. For the Wind Chill Warning, dangerously cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 45 below zero."

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"Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes." - NWS

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Sioux Falls SD
245 PM CST Thu Jan 11 2024

SDZ060>062-065-120445-
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/O.CON.KFSD.WW.Y.0002.240111T2100Z-240113T0000Z/
Hanson-McCook-Minnehaha-Hutchinson-
245 PM CST Thu Jan 11 2024

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST
FRIDAY...
...WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM FRIDAY TO NOON CST
TUESDAY...

* WHAT...For the Winter Weather Advisory, snow expected. Total
  snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35
  mph on Friday night. For the Wind Chill Warning, dangerously
  cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 45 below zero.

* WHERE...Hanson, McCook, Minnehaha and Hutchinson Counties.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM CST Friday.
  For the Wind Chill Warning, from 6 PM Friday to noon CST
  Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing
  snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous
  conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Gusty
  winds could bring down tree branches. The dangerously cold
  wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little
  as 10 minutes.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Avoid outside activities if possible. When outside, make sure you
wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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