Bundle up if you’re heading out this morning. The entire WKVI listening area is under a wind chill advisory until noon EST/11 a.m. CST today. A combination of falling temperatures and brisk west winds will make it feel like it’s 10 to 20 below zero. Wind chills this low can lead to frostbite of exposed skin in 30 minutes and hypothermia if precautions aren’t taken. Wear a hat and gloves if you do go out. The National Weather Service is also tracking a large snow storm that could hit our area on Sunday and hang around through next Tuesday. It’s too soon to say with certainty how much snow we will get or how long it will stick around, but you may want to stock up on groceries and other essential items now.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.