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ALERT: Cold Snap Continues; Dangerous Temps By Saturday Morning

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Wind Chill Warning for W. Montana Thursday afternoon into Saturday morning; dangerous wind chill temperatures down to –40°

Wind Chill Watch for E. WA & the ID Panhandle Friday night to Saturday morning; dangerous wind chill temperatures down to –25°

Overnight: Another real chilly night w/ partly cloudy to mostly Cloudy skies & flurries dancing on the roadways

Friday: A clearing trend pushes clouds slowly southward…It's mostly sunny w/ a cutting breeze 10-15mph that only gets stronger by the afternoon into the overnight…piercing wind & temperature may "feel like" its below zero all day...Low/High 7°/14°

Saturday: Clear & brutally cold with morning wind chills down near –20°… Low/High -1°/12°

FYI: The "Great smog of 5-9 Dec, 1952"…In London, England, high pressure trapped cold air, fog & smog under an inversion. With little to no circulation, thousands of tons of daily impurities accumulated in the low level air. After 4 days, about 4000 people died from the toxicity. Thank goodness for the "Clean Air Acts" that followed shortly thereafter.

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