Wind chill warnings, winter advisories in effect as cold air rushes in

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for all of northwestern Ohio until Wednesday at 8 a.m. as frigid temperatures and gusty winds will combine to drive wind chills to as low as minus 45 overnight and minus 20 during the daylight hours.

Additionally, the weather service has issued a winter weather advisory for Hancock, Seneca, Wood, Wyandot and Hardin counties until 10 p.m., citing blowing and drifting snow that will make travel conditions extremely difficult today.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Allen, Henry and Putnam counties until 4 p.m. due to blowing and drifting snow that may make many rural roads in those counties impassable.

The forecast for Findlay today calls for temperatures to drop throughout the day with blowing snow and gusty winds, reaching a low of minus 16 tonight. Tuesday’s high temperature is expected to be 1, with more blowing snow and gusty winds.

As of 9 a.m., weather conditions in Findlay and across the region are:

Findlay

Heavy snow and windy conditions were reported with a temperature of minus 4; winds blowing from the west at 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph; wind chill of minus 31.

Ottawa

Mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions with a temperature of minus 6 and a wind chill of minus 32; winds blowing from the west at 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Bowling Green

Light snow and windy conditions were reported with a temperature of 4; winds blowing from the west at 26 mph with gusts up to 36 mph; wind chill of minus 19.

Upper Sandusky

Light snow was reported with a temperature of 0; winds blowing from the west at 17 mph with gusts up to 29 mph; wind chill of minus 21.

 

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