Wind Chill Watch in Place; -7 Degrees So Far

City of Geneva sets up warming centers Monday.

Monday's wind chills are plenty dangerous, and the city of Geneva has warming centers set up.

Wind Chill levels are expected to range anywhere between -25 to -45 below the next 48 hours. Blowing or drifting snow still may be an issue in some areas. People should try to limit their times outdoors and dress warmly to avoid frost bite and hypothermia, which can occur in a matter of minutes.

The following warming centers, with hours of operation, will be open to residents needing a break from the cold:

Geneva City Hall
22 S. First St.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Geneva Public Works Department
1800 South St.
7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Geneva Fire Department Headquarters
200 East Side Drive
24 hours (no sleeping facilities)

Geneva Police Department
20 Police Plaza
24 hours (no sleeping facilities)

Geneva Public Library
127 James St.
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Just in case you haven't looked outside or noticed the winds battering the house, you should know that there's a Winter Storm Warning in place as of 8:06 p.m. Sunday.

It's in effect until 6 a.m. Monday, and it's serious stuff.

The Wind Chill Warning remains in effect from 3 a.m. Monday to 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Expect 1 to 2 inches of snow, and it's blowing like crazy.

The winds are 39 to 40 mph, and it's just plain nasty.

Really, don't drive. Travel will be dangerous.

If you do, bring a flashlight, food and water. That's what the National Weather Service Chicago is saying.

Rapidly falling temperatures will likely lead to freezing or wet roadways. For the Wind Chill Warning, we're talking 30 to 45 below zero. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur in a matter of minutes.

From Kane County

Roads in western Kane County are now experiencing significant blowing and drifting of snow.  The new accumulation combined with the high winds are creating white out conditions and hazardous travel.  Only travel if it is an emergency. For those who must travel plan ahead, stay on main roads, charge your cell phone before you leave, have a complete emergency kit in your car and make sure your gas tank is full.  In these conditions it may take a significant amount of time for help to arrive should you become stranded.


Reports form our patrol supervisor is he is surprised at how many cars are out in these conditions.   Sheriff Perez encourages motorists to please listen to these warning and limit their travel.  The Sheriff’s Office will attempt to provide updates on its facebook page over the next few hours.


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