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'Dangerously Cold Wind Chills' to Sweep Bel Air

The National Weather Service said record-cold temperatures are on the way.

Record cold temperatures will follow snow and freezing rain in Bel Air. (Credit: Elizabeth Janney)
Record cold temperatures will follow snow and freezing rain in Bel Air. (Credit: Elizabeth Janney)

By Deb Belt and Elizabeth Janney

Winter is dealing Maryland a one-two punch with the coldest temperatures in 20 years after last week's storm that dropped 7 inches of snow in Bel Air.

Dangerously cold air from Canada will blanket the region Monday, on the heels of Sunday's freezing rain.

How cold are we talking?

"Bitterly cold conditions are expected behind an Arctic front Monday through Tuesday night. Record cold temperatures are expected across the area. This air mass may turn out to be the coldest in 20 years. Dangerously low wind chills are also expected during this time," according to the National Weather Service.

Gales are likely Monday night and could stick around Tuesday on the Chesapeake Bay, the weather service reported.

Here’s the forecast for Bel Air:

Sunday—Rainy, with highs in the lower 40s.

Monday—Rain and snow showers before noon; up to half an inch of accumulation possible. Temperatures in the 30s and 40s, falling to 5 degrees overnight with wind chill values as low as 14 below. 

Tuesday—Sunny with a high of 11 degrees and a low of 8 degrees. Wind gusts may be greater than 30 mph.

Wednesday—Sunny with temperatures in the mid 20s.

Thursday—Mostly cloudy and highs rebound to upper 30s. 

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Diane Marrapodi January 06, 2014 at 10:17 PM
Is there a number to call in Harford County to obtain emergency assistance and shelter for those who are homeless in our County during this frigid weather? Thank you for any information you can share.

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