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February 4, 2014

Wind chill to dip into the negative

EDMOND — As the main part of Tuesday’s winter storm system moved away from the Oklahoma City metro area, a wind-chill advisory was in effect for the region from 10 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. today. The National Weather Service also has issued a wind-chill advisory from 6 p.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday.

Wednesday evening north winds were expected to increase and temperatures will drop sharply. Wind-chill values Wednesday evening through Thursday morning will drop into the -7 to -12 range.

Edmond’s forecast calls for a north wind with wind-chill values as low as -5 Wednesday, dropping to as low as -9 Wednesday night.

Thursday night’s low will be near 5.

Friday night’s low will be near 17.

Sunday night’s low will be near 13.

National Weather Service experts suggest if you must be outside, dress in layers and leave no skin exposed to the wind; frostbite and hypothermia can happen quickly.

Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said Tuesday morning Edmond officers worked seven non-injury wrecks — two were rollovers — but not serious. Officers worked a single-vehicle rollover on Coltrane south of Waterloo and a single-vehicle rollover at Coffee Creek and Coltrane.

City of Edmond spokesman Casey Moore said departments reported no weather-related issues.

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Infant Brennan Lane is INTEGRIS Health Edmond's 1,000th baby to be born. Brennan was born at 11:22 a.m., Wednesday, July 31 during one of Edmond's now frequent earthquakes. Welcoming Brennan are Dr. Robert Schiermeyer, his delivering doctor; mother Kayla Nissen and father Bryan Lane of Piedmont and attending nurse Heather Molet. Molet also helped deliver INTEGRIS' first infant in October 2011.

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