Updated: 01/05/2014 7:49 AM
Created: 01/04/2014 7:38 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart
Everything was in place for the coldest night in the Twin Cities since 2009, according to KSTP Meteorologist Jonathon Yuhas.
Temperatures in the Metro were down to -18 below inside the I-494/I-694 loop and even colder in outlying areas by 6 a.m. Sunday. Winds from the Northwest at 5 to 10 mph produced wind chills of -30 to -45 overnight, Yuhas said.
Not much improvement is expected on Sunday, Yuhas said. The expected high will be -12, which will be the coldest high since 1996. The average high this time of year is 24 degrees.
A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued through noon on Tuesday.
The deep freeze is happening nation-wide. Police said the cold contributed to the death of a 79-year-old man who fell outside his home in New Ulm, Minn., where temperatures dropped down to -18 degrees.