The National Weather Service has issued a “Cold Advisory for Newborn Livestock” (CANL) for portions of south-central North Dakota today, with the most severe impact coming between the next 6 and 18 hours.
The advisory means there is a risk of cold exposure to newborn livestock. The risk is related to wind chill temperature, precipitation, and humidity, and ranges from “NONE” for no risk, to “EXTREME” for rare and particularly dangerous situations
Extreme conditions are expected to prevail in the 6 to 18 hour range.
The weather service has a 36-hour graphic chart showing the range of risks and the counties affected at its website. The charts are updated a minimum of two times a day, at 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Additional updates are made as conditions warrant.