Feb 15, 2021

Bitter cold prompts NWS to issue hazardous weather outlook

Posted Feb 15, 2021 2:54 PM


St. Joseph Post

A hazardous weather outlook has been issued by the National Weather Service which warns about dangerously low wind chills.

The Missouri Department of Transportation has issued a warning to limit travel today and tonight due to the bitter cold.

The weather service says dangerously cold conditions will continue throughout today into this evening when the actual temperature could drop to around -15. Minimum wind chills this morning will range from -25 to -35.

A chance of snow remains in the forecast.

The Missouri Department of Transportation issued a statewide warning on Saturday, urging drivers to get to wherever they need to be and avoid traveling during the coming waves of snowfall Sunday and Monday and the extremely low temperatures.

MoDOT asks drivers who must travel in these conditions should plan ahead and allow extra time to take it slow. MoDOT also advises to make sure you have a full tank of gas, extra blankets and gloves, and provisions like water and snacks in the event of an emergency.

Click here for MoDOT's Traveler Information Map.