Near record low temps predicted for Monday


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Posted Online: Jan. 05, 2014, 9:31 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com

The Quad-Cities could see near record-low temperatures Monday but more likely will feel them.

Bitterly cold air with strong winds of 20 to 30 mph (and higher gusts) will combine to produce temperatures of 10 to 25 degrees below zero, with wind chills of minus 30 to minus 50, according to the National Weather Service. The all-time record low temperature for Jan. 6 is 20 below zero, set in 1884, and the record high for the date is 63 degrees (2008), the NWS says.

The expected low temps can freeze exposed skin in as little as five to 10 minutes, and travel in these conditions is considered dangerous and life-threatening, the NWS says. The forecast today is for a high of minus 8 degrees, with a windchill as low as minus 42.

On Monday night, the weather service predicts a low of 18 below zero. Tuesday will be comparatively balmy, with a projected high of 12 degrees, but a windchill as low as minus 36. The next time it will reach 30 degrees will be Thursday, the forecast says.

Most schools across the area will be closed Monday, including Black Hawk and Scott Community colleges and Western Illinois University. For the latest on other closings and cancellations, go to QCOnline.com and click on the red breaking news banner at the top of the page.



















 




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