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Five warning signs of hypothermia

Five warning signs of hypothermia, per National Weather Service.
Posted at 10:52 AM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 11:52:16-05

MILWAUKEE — Winter weather has come on in full force in Wisconsin, with temperatures reaching dangerous lows Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

With the forecast reaching near-record low temperatures for parts of the state, it is important to recognize five warning signs for hypothermia, courtesy of the National Weather Service.

Wednesday and Thursday morning temperatures in Milwaukee and other surrounding counties can cause frostbite in about 10 to 15 minutes, according to the NWS.

For a full chart on temperatures, wind chills and corresponding frostbite times, click here.

According to the Storm Team 4cast, wind chills Tuesday will remain between -15 and -25 degrees. Lows Tuesday night will fall into the -20s, and wind chills dip to -50 by early tomorrow.

At some point Wednesday morning, the wind chill may reach -60 in spots. The high temperatures on Wednesday will be about -13 degrees.

To monitor this dangerous weather, follow our Storm Team 4cast.