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Arctic temps, moderate travel impacts to remain through Thursday

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Sub-zero temperatures aren’t going anywhere for the next couple of days with the National Weather Service calling for extreme wind chill values through Thursday.

As an arctic cold front continues to sweep across the region, bitterly cold conditions will continue Tuesday with wind chill values ranging from minus 30 degrees to minus 20, per NWS.

Snow, on the other hand, should cease entirely at some point today with temperatures expected to improve momentarily Wednesday afternoon where conditions should climb two degrees above zero, though wind chill values of -30 degrees remain possible, according to NWS.

The weather agency has issued a wind chill advisory that will remain in effect until 11 a.m. Feb. 23 which states residents should continue to exercise caution when venturing outdoors. Current wind chill values can cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes and residents should take care to cover their head, face, and hands.

Looking forward to Thursday, temperatures should climb significantly to 17 degrees above and should continue to warm gradually into next week, per NWS.

Travel impacts remain moderate for all roads leading away from Gillette, a trend that continues east towards South Dakota, south towards Casper, and north to the Wyoming-Montana border, according to information provided by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).