An impending burst of cold air poses concerns for residents and pets alike

An impending burst of cold air poses concerns for residents and pets alike National Weather Service graphic

Bitter cold will be hanging in the air through Tuesday evening will last well into Wednesday.   

Currently Lyon, Coffey, Osage and Wabaunsee counties are in a wind chill advisory beginning at 9 pm Tuesday and lasting until noon Wednesday. Wind chills around -15 are possible at times during that advisory with the coldest air set to move in after the sun goes down.

TV-13 Meteorologist Jeremy Goodwin says this will be the coldest weather the area has seen so far this season.

With temperatures and wind chills this frigid it is advised to not leave pets outside if possible, according to K-State veterinarian Susan Nelson. She says if it's not possible to bring animals inside it is best to use hay rather than blankets for warmth and to make sure animals have extra food.

Due to the expected cold weather, the following schedule adjustments have been reported for this week.

*Emporia Senior Center has canceled Tuesday's bingo.
*Lebo Baptist Church's Gen~XYZ activities canceled Wednesday.

We'll keep you updated on KVOE and KVOE.com. If you have schedule adjustments to report, whether they are closings, cancellations, postponements or delays, call KVOE at 620-342-1400 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

11:30 am Tuesday: Pet owners told to bring animals inside; minimal issues expected with livestock or pipes with short burst of cold air

A wind chill advisory blankets Lyon and several surrounding counties for Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Lyon, Coffey, Osage and Wabaunsee counties are in an advisory from 9 pm Tuesday to noon Wednesday. TV-13 meteorologist Doug Meyers says we could have wind chills around -15 at times during the advisory, although it will be after sunset before the coldest air moves in. Far northeast Kansas will have wind chills in the -20 to -25 range starting Tuesday night, and much of the Great Lakes region could have wind chills from -40 to -60.

Temperatures and wind chills this cold mean it's time to bring the pets inside if at all possible, according to K-State veterinarian Susan Nelson. If it's not, use hay instead of blankets for bedding and give them some extra food.

The coldest air of the year comes as ranchers are starting the annual calving season. Lyon County Extension ag agent Brian Rees says ranchers should check on their herd a bit more often than normal.

Local plumbers don't anticipate widespread issues with pipes, simply because we won't be in the deep freeze very long. If you do have issues with broken pipes, Ken Martell of Burnap Brothers has some advice.

Martell says a hair dryer is OK to thaw pipes, but he advises against using a torch due to the risk of catching nearby items on fire.

Due to expected cold weather, the following schedule adjustments have been reported for this week:


*Emporia Senior Center has canceled Tuesday's bingo.
*Lebo Baptist Church's Gen~XYZ activities canceled Wednesday.

We'll keep you updated on KVOE and KVOE.com. If you have schedule adjustments to report, whether they are closings, cancellations, postponements or delays, call KVOE at 620-342-1400 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

6:15 am Tuesday: Wind chills of -5 to -15 possible areawide overnight

Bitterly cold air is on the way for the KVOE listening area.


TV-13 meteorologist Doug Meyers says temperatures will climb to near freezing by late morning or early afternoon before falling through the 20s by sunset. Overnight, lows will be around zero with wind chills perhaps approaching -15.

Meyers says frostbite and hypothermia are concerns for people and animals if they spend too much time outside Tuesday night.

Lyon, Coffey, Osage and Wabaunsee counties are in an advisory from 9 pm Tuesday to noon Wednesday. Far northeast Kansas will have wind chills in the -20 to -25 range starting Tuesday night, and much of the Great Lakes region could have wind chills from -40 to -60.

So far, there has been one schedule adjustment for Tuesday:

*Emporia Senior Center has canceled bingo.

We'll keep you updated on KVOE and KVOE.com. If you have schedule adjustments to report, whether they are closings, cancellations, postponements or delays, call KVOE at 620-342-1400 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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