With temperatures expected to fall to 10 below zero in the Perry area Sunday night and wind chill values falling to 20 or 25 below zero, the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Des Moines has issued a wind child advisory in effect from 6 p.m. Sunday until 9 a.m. Monday.
The NWS advisory applies to most of northern, central and western Iowa. The coldest wind chills are expected during the overnight and early morning hours, when frostbite could occur on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.
Along with Dallas County, the wind chill advisory applies to Emmet, Kossuth, Winnebago, Worth, Palo Alto, Hancock, Cerro Gordo, Pocahontas, Humboldt, Wright, Franklin, Sac, Calhoun, Webster, Hamilton, Hardin, Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Boone, Story, Marshall, Audubon, Guthrie and Polk conties.
Along with Perry, cities under the wind chill advisory include Estherville, Algona, Forest City,
Lake Mills, Northwood, Manly, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Kanawha, Mason City, Clear Lake, Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda, Gilmore City, Humboldt, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Hampton, Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early, Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, Fort Dodge, Webster City, Iowa Falls, Eldora, Ackley, Denison, Carroll,
Jefferson, Boone, Ames, Marshalltown, Audubon, Exira, Guthrie Center, Panora, Bayard, Casey, Waukee, Adel and Des Moines.
ThePerryNews.com will update this weather story as forecasts evolve.