Bitterly cold temperatures move into area


Photo: Suhaib Tawil/Iowa State Daily

Maggie Holt, junior in construction engineering, walks on campus through the snow on May 2, 2013.

Danielle Ferguson

Ames is part of a hazardous weather outlook that is moving through central Iowa.

The wind chill is expected to be 20 to 30 below zero Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. 

Tuesday will have a high near 13, with a wind chill as low as -20. Tuesday night will see a 30 percent chance of snow, with a wind chill as low as -10. 

On this day in 2014, the mean temperature in the area was 38 and the minimum temperature was 31. 

Temperatures will rise in the middle of the week, with Wednesday’s high near 24, Thursday’s high near 33 and Friday sunny and 41. 

A high pressure system will settle over the Midwest, according to the National Weather Service, which will bring subzero temperatures and snow in the four corners of the Midwest. 

The Department of Residence advised students living in residence halls or on-campus apartments to keep the windows tightly shut and the heat turned on to prevent pipes from freezing.