Wind chill advisory in place for Lyon, most surrounding counties

Our wind chill warning may be over, but the nasty cold air hasn't totally left the area yet.

A wind chill advisory is now in place for Lyon and all surrounding counties until 9 am Tuesday. Wind chills could be 15 to 22 below overnight.

This follows brutally cold conditions, with Emporia bottoming out at -13 early Monday and suffering through wind chills as low as -28. The cold Monday morning rivaled several other dates of note the past 60 years. Low temperatures sank to -8 on Feb. 10, 2011, according to the National Weather Service. They also bottomed out at -11 on Jan. 9, 2010 and at -16 on Jan. 4, 1959.

Some people have to be out in the elements, regardless of how bad they get. City Sanitation foreman Tony Tollette says his crews had taken a lot of precautions.

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Letter carrier Janet Way was warmly bundled for the weather.

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Ranchers like Brian Keith are doing their best to stay warm while keeping their cattle warm and hydrated at the same time.

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Thankfully, temperatures will warm rapidly. Highs Tuesday could be in the mid-30s.

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KVOE News reporter AJ Dome contributed to this report.

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