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I'm issuing my first Brass Monkey Watch of this winter season for all day Wednesday. Temps will be in the single digits Wednesday morning for those around the Ohio River. The rest of the state will see temps from the low teens to 20. These will be the high temperatures for Wednesday. As the Arctic air mass moves across Kentucky temps will fall into the single digits across the entire state by 11 pm EST. Parts of the Cincinnati/NKY area could even be around 0 or a couple of degrees below.

 

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The wind chill index will be from the single digits in southern Kentucky to the mid to upper teens north of I-64.

 

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I will also post an update about this pending weather condition in the morning.

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I looked up the etymology of the term. Interesting........it is said that cold weather could "freeze the balls off a brass monkey"........the "monkey" being a stand on which cannon balls on a ship were stored. When the weather got cold the brass stand would contract and the balls would fall .......or so the story goes.

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Franklin IN-Ripley-Dearborn-Fayette OH-Butler-Warren-Clinton-

Hamilton-

Including the cities of Brookville, Batesville, Milan,

Versailles, Lawrenceburg, Aurora, Washington Court House,

Hamilton, Middletown, Fairfield, Oxford, Mason, Lebanon,

Springboro, Wilmington, Blanchester, and Cincinnati

215 AM EST Mon Jan 28 2019

 

 

...WIND CHILL WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH

WEDNESDAY EVENING...

 

 

* WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills possible. Wind chills as

low as 30 below zero possible.

 

 

* WHERE...Portions of Southeast Indiana and Central and

Southwest Ohio.

 

 

* WHEN...From Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening.

 

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The cold wind chills could cause

frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

 

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

 

A Wind Chill Watch means there is the potential for a combination

of very cold air and the wind to create dangerously low wind

chill values. Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for

updates on this situation.

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I just want to know one thing @nWo. If it is this cold and you label it a "Brass Monkey Watch", how bad does it have to get to become a "Brass Monkey Warning"?

I've been swamped at work and home and haven't been on much. My plan was to change it to a warning the morning of the 28th.

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