AS BRIAN MENTIONED, THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES OF THE SEASON SO FAR ARE HEADED OUR WAY THIS WEEK. NBC15’S CHRISTY DIMOND JOINS US LIVE WITH WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PREPARE FOR THE DANGEROUS WINDCHILL AHEAD. WITH A DEGREE WINDCHILL AS IT IS RIGHT NOW, IT ONLY A MATTER OF MINUTES BEFORE EXPOSED SKIN STARTS TO FREEZE. AND AS WIND SPEED INCREASES– LIKE WE’RE EXPECTING TO SEE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS– YOUR BODY TEMP WILL DROP EVEN FASTER– MAKING CONDITIONS EVEN MORE DANGEROUS. THE SNOW’S FALLEN AND THE WIND IS BLOWING. (NATS WIND) 38:24 IT’S COLD, IT’S PRETTY COLD MIRWAIS QADER (MEER-WAIS CODDER) AND HIS KIDS ARE EMBRACING IT– FOR NOW. 39:00 WE’VE GOT LIKE FOUR LAYERS ON, SNOW PANTS ON, DOUBLE SOCKS ALL KINDS OF STUFF GOING ON HERE WITH SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES– AND EVEN LOWER WINDCHILLS COMING IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS– LAYERING LIKE THIS IS KEY TO AVOIDING FROSTBITE. 43:18 IF ITS TEN BELOW, IT MAY TAKE TEN MINUTE TO 30 MINUTES FOR AN EXTREMITY TO GET FROSTBITE, VERSUS IF ITS 80 DEGREES BELOW WITH WINDCHILL, IT MAKE TAKE JUST A FEW MINUTES ST. MARY’S ER PHYSICIAN ANDREW NELSON SAYS LOW WINDCHILLS CAN BE MORE DANGEROUS THAN LOW TEMPERATURES. THAT’S BECAUSE THE WIND ACTIVELY PULLS HEAT AWAY FROM YOUR BODY. 48:14 IF YOU THINK ABOUT THE AIR, IF IT WERE STAGNANT YOUR BODY WOULD ACTUALLY WARM UP THE AIR AROUND YOU, AND THAT’S KIND OF HOW A COAT WORKS WHERE YOU HAVE THE AIR AROUND YOUR BODY UNDERNEATH THE COAT, YOUR BODY WARMS UP THAT AIR, KEEPS YOU WARM AND IT’S NOT BLOWING AWAY AND GETTING NEW COLD AIR WHEN COLD AIR DOES BLOW ACROSS YOU– YOUR BODY DOESN’T HAVE THE CHANCE TO HEAT IT UP, WHICH IS WHY YOU SHOULD WEAR AS MUCH PROTECTION AS POSSIBLE. 46:44 IF YOU CAN WEAR WIND RESISTANT OR WIND PROOF JACKET, HAT, GLOVES, EVEN A FACE MASK CAN REALLY HELP ESPECIALLY KEEPING THE NOSE COVERED AS IT GETS REALLY COLD WITH BELOW-ZERO WINDCHILLS AHEAD, LOCAL SCHOOL OFFICIALS ARE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON CONDITIONS. 53:50 NEGATIVE 35 WINDCHILL, NEGATIVE 25 AIR TEMPERATUE. THAT’S OUR CUTOFF, AT THAT POINT, IF IT OCCURS WHEN CHILDREN WILL BE GETTING ON THE BUS THAT DAY, WE’RE NOT GOING TO HAVE SCHOOL THAT DAY FOR THIS FAMILY, THEIR SECRET IS STAYING OUT JUST LONG ENOUGH TO FEEL THE FUN– NOT THE FREEZE. 39:13-23 THE MAIN THING IS NOT TO STAY OUT TOO LONG. THAT’S WHY WE CAME OUT WHEN THE SUN’S OUT AS A REMINDER FOR YOU WITH SCHOOL RESUMING FROM BREAK TOMORROW MORNING, OFFICIALS RECOMMEND YOU DON’T HAVE KIDS AT THE BUS STOP MORE THAN ABOUT TEN MINUTES BEFORE THEIR SCHEDULED PICK-UP. YOU WANT TO MINIMIZE EXPOSURE TO THIS FRIGID AIR AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. REPORTING LIVE ON MADISON’S WEST SIDE, I’M CHRISTY DIMOND