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Wind Chill Protection Tips: Layer Up, Keep Skin Covered

There are several ways to protect against the dangerously cold wind chills impacting the Tri-States today and through tomorrow morning. Wind chills here in Dubuque have already fallen to as low as -25 this morning. Those readings are expected to stay in the teens below zero through mid-morning today and again overnight tonight. At that level, frostbite can set in very quickly. KCRG meteorologist Justin Gehrts says the best way to protect yourself from the wind chill is to simply stay inside. But if you do have to be out, he says to dress in layers and make sure as much skin is covered as possible. When it comes to warming up a vehicle, Gehrts says simply letting the engine idle for 10 or 20 minutes isn’t very effective. There is an additional shot of very cold weather in the Tri-States’ extended forecast. Highs may drop below zero and stay there for much of the middle of next week.

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