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Frigid Temps Grip Minnesota with Dangerous Wind Chills

Updated: 12/11/2013 10:03 PM
Created: 12/11/2013 10:23 AM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste

The deep freeze that has gripped Minnesota is more typical of mid-January temperatures.

KSTP.com Meteorologist Dave Dahl said temperatures on Wednesday made it just above zero and the low in the morning was close to 10 below zero.

Wednesday overnight will be another cold one, with lows dropping to around 6 below zero.

Temperatures will warm up on Thursday and should make it into the upper teens with highs on Friday climbing into the low 20s.
   
A rare wind chill advisory was issued for central and northeastern Minnesota through Thursday morning. The National Weather Service says that means frostbite can occur in 10 minutes or less for exposed skin.

Dave says light snow is possible Saturday with more Arctic air for Sunday. He says it won't be nearly as cold as it has been.

Click here to track the cold temperatures with KSTP.com.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Severe Thunderstorm Watch

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Blue Earth; Brown; Carver; Chippewa; Douglas; Kandiyohi; Lac qui Parle; Le Sueur; McLeod; Meeker; Nicollet; Pope; Redwood; Renville; Sherburne; Sibley; Stearns; Stevens; Swift; Waseca; Watonwan; Wright; Yellow Medicine
Expires: 8/21/2014 7:00 AM

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Broken Clouds
71°
86° | 68°
  • Feels like: 71° F
  • Wind: SE 12mph
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Thu Morning thunderstorms
    90° | 70°
  • Fri Times of sun and clouds
    89° | 68°
  • Sat Scattered thunderstorms
    84° | 67°
  • Sun Scattered thunderstorms possible
    82° | 64°

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