Thursday, February 01, 2007

Brrr!

Special Weather Statement

MARQUETTE-GREEN LAKE-FOND DU LAC- SHEBOYGAN-SAUK-COLUMBIA-DODGE- WASHINGTON-OZAUKEE-IOWA-DANE-JEFFERSON- WAUKESHA-MILWAUKEE- LAFAYETTE-GREEN- ROCK-WALWORTH-RACINE-KENOSHA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MONTELLO... BERLIN...FOND DU LAC... SHEBOYGAN... BARABOO...PORTAGE...WISCONSIN DELLS... BEAVER DAM... WEST BEND...PORT WASHINGTON...DODGEVILLE...MADISON... JEFFERSON... LAKE MILLS...WAUKESHA... BROOKFIELD...MILWAUKEE...DARLINGTON... MONROE...JANESVILLE...BELOIT... ELKHORN...LAKE GENEVA...RACINE... KENOSHA 148 PM CST WED JAN 31 2007

...ARCTIC BLAST THIS WEEKEND INTO NEXT WEEK...

A SERIES OF STRONG COLD FRONTS WILL MOVE THROUGH WISCONSIN BEGINNING FRIDAY...ALLOWING SEVERAL SURGES OF BITTERLY COLD AIR TO OVERSPREAD WISCONSIN. THIS ARCTIC AIRMASS IS THEN EXPECTED TO RESIDE OVER SOUTHERN WISCONSIN THROUGH AT LEAST THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. THESE FRIGID CONDITIONS WILL BE THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES OF THE SEASON...AND PERHAPS THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES IN THE PAST DECADE.

AT THIS TIME...THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR FROM SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH NEXT WEDNESDAY...WHEN LOW TEMPERATURES MAY FALL FROM 10 TO 20 DEGREES BELOW ZERO...WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES STRUGGLING TO GET OUT OF THE SINGLE DIGITS.

IN ADDITION TO THE COLD TEMPERATURES... DANGEROUS WIND CHILL READINGS OF 25 DEGREES BELOW ZERO OR COLDER WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE AT TIMES.

BEFORE THIS BITTERLY COLD AIR ARRIVES LATE FRIDAY...ANY PERSONS OR INTERESTS SUSCEPTIBLE TO VERY COLD TEMPERATURES SHOULD BEGIN PREPARING NOW. ENSURE THAT YOUR FURNACE AND AUTOMOBILES ARE IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION...AND CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON THESE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS.

Once upon a time we were able to just snuggle in and wait out the really cold spells. Life doesn't allow for that these days so we'll have to make do with some extra warm gear and "essentials" like: long underwear from Lands' End (just ordered some yesterday in fact), the World's Softest Socks (should be labeled the World's Warmest Socks IMHO!), Hazelnut Cream Coffee and whatever mittens and gloves we can manage to find. Anyone else have a lot of trouble keeping track of kids' mittens?

5 comments:

Suzanne Temple said...

"Arctic blast" does not sound nice. Keep cozy.

arlawless said...

Brrr is right! Keep warm!

Funny, I have World's Softest Socks too, but they're not the same ones as yours! Which begs the question, which ones are truly softer? :-)

Love2Learn Mom said...

That's funny, Molly, though I don't suppose you need the World's Warmest socks in Southern California - well at least not most of the time! :)

Usually I prefer natural fiber-type clothing, but these acrylic socks make a huge difference in keeping me warm on the coldest days. It's too bad they don't come in kid sizes.

Love2Learn Mom said...

It turns out, I think they're the same socks - judging from the "World's Softest" logo on the sole.

arlawless said...

Really? That's strange... they don't quite look the same. I got mine at Costco and I love 'em in the wintertime!

You're right -- I certainly don't need the World's Warmest Socks here in SoCal, but the Softest wouldn't hurt! :-)