The Nebraska Panhandle is bracing for another frigid night with wind chills well below zero. A Wind Chill Warning continues for the Panhandle until Wednesday morning, and includes, Sidney, Kimball, Scottsbluff, Alliance and Chadron.
Wind Chills will be slightly less intense as the day moves on but will return to incredibly cold levels after sunset Tuesday according to the National Weather Service. Overnight wind chills in the region Monday were staggering: 43 below zero in Sidney, 40 below in Alliance and 39 below in Chadron.
Residents are being urged to take vital precautions even if only planning on being outside for a short time. The Weather Service says when wind chills are at 30 degrees below zero or colder frostbite can start in as little as five to ten minutes. The most susceptible parts of the body to frostbite are extremities like fingers, nose, and ear lobes.