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Severe Weather Expected for Portions of the Midwest; Excessive Heat for the Central and Eastern U.S.

Severe storms capable of producing severe winds, large hail, tornadoes and heavy rainfall are expected through this evening across portions of the Midwest. A Moderate Risk (level 4 of 5) of Severe Storms and Excessive Rainfall is in effect. Excessive heat will continue to impact the Central and Eastern U.S. this week. Read More >

Cold Advisory For Newborn Livestock (CANL)

 

The CANL graphics below show the risk of cold exposure to newborn livestock. The risk is related to wind chill temperature, precipitation, and humidity, and ranges from "NONE" for no risk, to "EXTREME" for rare and particularly dangerous situations. For more information click here for the product fact sheet. The images below are each valid for a 6 hour time period out to 72 hours. Click on the images to expand and see the forecast valid time. The CANL images are updated at least twice daily at 5 am and 5 pm.

 
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  • NONE: Wind Chill above 41 degrees
  • SLIGHT: Wind Chill less than 41 degrees for two or more hours
  • MILD: Wind Chill less than 32 degrees for two or more hours
  • MODERATE: Wind Chill less than 0 degrees for two or more hours or Wind Chill less than 36 degrees for two or more hours and .02" precipitation
  • SEVERE: Wind Chill of -9 degrees or colder for two or more hours, or wind chill of less than 34 degrees for two or more hours and .05" of precipitation
  • EXTREME: Wind Chill of -18 or colder for two or more hours, or wind chill less than 32 degrees for two or more hours and .1" of precipitation
  • For sunny conditions (Cloud cover less than 40%), reduce wind chill thresholds by 10 degrees 
  • For humid conditions (Minimum relative humidity remaining above 95%), increase wind chill thresholds by 10 degrees
  • For dry snow conditions (Maximum temperature remains less than 26F), double the precipitation thresholds for MOD-EXTREME