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Snow has ended in Michigan, but extreme cold and gusty winds could worsen the situation in the coming days

Michigan – Michigan’s intense snowfall has stopped, but now the area is facing extremely cold weather and strong winds as the week begins. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until noon on Monday, as announced by the National Weather Service, but this might be extended. The wind chill might drop to minus 25 degrees. This advisory covers most parts of Michigan. The National Weather Service warns that these harsh wind chills could lead to frostbite on any uncovered skin within just 30 minutes.

Many schools that planned to be open on Monday have shut down. Some of these closures were already planned in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

Winter weather in Michigan

The recent arrival of Arctic air in Michigan has brought really cold days ahead, with temperatures in many places across the state falling to single digits. More troubling, however, are the extremely cold, below-zero wind chills that residents will experience as this cold air stays around.

Heavy snowfall in Michigan is now behind us, but extreme cold weather with gusty winds is ahead and everyone should be careful

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Such low wind chills bring a serious risk of frostbite and hypothermia. If your hands, face, or other parts of your body are exposed to the air, they can get frostbite in under 30 minutes.

Many parts of Southeast Michigan, stretching from the state border to the Thumb area, are under Wind Chill Advisories. These advisories are currently set to last until Monday, but there’s a chance they could be extended further.

“Dangerously cold Arctic air settles across the region this week,” meteorologists at the National Weather Service office said. “Wind Chill Advisories are in effect, with wind chills ranging from -5 to -20 degrees today through Wednesday. Limit time spent outdoors to avoid frostbite and hypothermia.”

In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, especially in the western interior regions, they’re expecting the coldest wind chills this week. According to the National Weather Service, some areas there might experience wind chills dropping to as low as minus 25 degrees.

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“It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter as an Arctic air mass brings frigid temperatures and lake effect snow,” NWS meteorologists said. “The coldest temperatures are forecast across the interior west with lake effect snow continuing for the northwest to west wind snow belts where up to 4-6 inches of additional snowfall is forecast through Monday morning.”