Iowa to see dangerously cold conditions overnight

Published 01-24-2019

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for much of eastern Iowa, including Davenport, Iowa City, Dubuque and Cedar Rapids.

The service says dangerously cold weather is expected Thursday night into midday Friday, with wind chills dropping to as low as 35-below (-37.22 Celsius) in some areas. Wind gusts of 40 mph are also expected.

Under those conditions, frostbite can occur within minutes.

While the eastern part of the state is expecting the coldest wind chills, the rest of the state will also experience a deep freeze overnight, with temperatures falling below zero and wind chills dipping to 20- (-28.89 Celsius) or even 30-below (-34.44 Celsius).

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