U.P. continues to see bitter cold temperatures

U.P. continues to see bitter cold temperatures

Upper Michigan continues to be held in a bitter cold weather pattern.

Temperatures for the past week have been below normal.  It was another night of below zero temperatures across the region.

The last time the U.P. saw temperatures this cold so early into the winter season was December 2008.

The National Weather Service in Negaunee Township said while it is too early to predict how the entire winter will be, the current pattern is unseasonably cold.

“There is a wind chill advisory in affect overnight tonight (Wednesday) into the morning hours tomorrow (Thursday),” National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Zika siad.  “What that means is the wind chill values can be between 25 and 35 degrees below zero overnight tonight.”

In addition to the bitter cold temperatures, parts of Marquette County have a 50% chance of seeing snow.  Other areas of the U.P. have seen significant amounts of snow all week, including lake effect snow.

It is important to remember to limit the amount of time spent out side to no more than a half an hour.

“Thirty minutes outside, exposed skin, with wind chill values of 30 below zero, you run the risk of seeing frostbite or if you are not wearing enough layers you run the risk of seeing hypothermia and things like that,” Zika said.

The Wind Chill Advisory begins at 7 p.m. and continues through noon Thursday.

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