Pat Shingleton: "Today and Back Then..."
The Department of Defense originated the Heat Advisory Index and the Wind Chill Index. How exposed reacts in high humidity and high heat causes bodily complications. Very cold temperatures and increased wind speeds also create hypothermic complications. Our daytime high today won't reach 50 degrees and the last time that occurred was on February 11th and 12th, 2014. I remember a similar January episode in 1988. A Freeze Warning was issued and on the 7th, when Katie Shingleton was born, with snow accumulations, the next day when she was transported home. With a very slight shot of sleet Friday wind chill values today range from 5 degrees to the lower teens. This is an event that typically occurs two to three times every ten to 20 years.
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