It's Colder in Minnesota Tuesday Than in the Arctic

December 26, 2017 12:46 PM

Yep, it's that cold. The arctic weather in Minnesota Tuesday is indeed colder than the actual Arctic.

The forecasted high is -2, and temperatures should drop to -12 this evening. 


In greater Minnesota, wind chills dipped to a dangerous -48 degrees in Grand Marais this morning, while the windchill in the Twin Cities fell to -30. 

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KSTP's Chief Morning Meteorologist Ken Barlow said it has not felt this cold in Minnesota since January. A wind chill advisory was scheduled to expire at noon, but Barlow said it could be extended.

If it makes you feel better, there are a handful of places in the world that are colder than Minnesota Tuesday. lists the five places in the world with the coldest winters, and at least one stands out as far colder than Minnesota. Here's a snapshot of those temperatures around noon Tuesday:

  • Dudinka, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia: -2 degrees
  • Harbin, Heilongjiang, China: - 7 degrees
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: - 15 degrees
  • Yakutsk, Sakha Republic, Russia: - 50 degrees
  • Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada: -16 degrees

The cold weather didn't stop people from hitting the slopes at Buck Hill in Burnsville. 

For those excited about snow, Barlow said 1-3 inches of "fluffy snow" is possible on Thursday morning.


Theresa Malloy

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