Update: Sunday, Jan. 5 10:00 am
The National Weather Service and the Sedalia/Pettis County Emergency Management Agency is keeping up with the latest weather and the Winter Weather Advisory continues until noon today (Jan. 5), but they have also issued a Wind Chill Warning from 6 pm (Jan. 5) until Noon on Monday (Jan. 6).
“Temperatures will top out around 12 or so above zero and will start to fall tonight until hitting a low around 6 am Monday of about -10 below zero (that's actual) in the meantime winds will pick up late tonight to around 15 -18 MPH and gusts up to 25 MPH. This will drop our wind chill to a "life-threatening" -30 below zero,” said EMA Director David Clippert. “Frostbite can occur to exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. I would imagine that unless you are from the northern part of the US or Alaska, most of us have never seen wind chills like this.”
UPDATE: The national weather service in Kansas City/Pleasant Hill has issued a winter weather advisory for snow, which is in effect from 3 p.m. this afternoon to 9 a.m. CST Sunday for portions of eastern Kansas and Western Missouri, including Pettis County.