Cheyenne Weather Service Office: Frostbite Possible In 10 Minutes
The service issued this statement on Thursday morning:
Extremely dangerous, life-threatening wind chills are ongoing across southeast Wyoming & the western Nebraska Panhandle this morning. Many areas are experiencing wind chills of 25 to 35 degrees below zero, with some areas even approaching wind chills of -50! Frostbite can develop very quickly in these conditions, perhaps in as little as 5 minutes. Take extra precautions if spending any time outdoors this morning. Dress appropriately for extreme cold, dressing in layers and wearing a winter hat and mittens. If traveling, carry extra blankets in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Don’t forget about your furry friends in these extreme conditions!