Dangerously cold wind chills continue across Minnesota through Sunday morning

With a clear sky and light winds, temperatures are dropping even more Saturday night and Sunday morning. However, even a light breeze will be enough to keep wind chills at dangerous levels.

A Wind Chill Advisory and Wind Chill Warning are in effect across metro counties. Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, and Washington County are in the Advisory. Those counties will have wind chills ranging from -25° to -35° through 10:00 AM Sunday morning. The north and west metro, as well as most of Minnesota, are in a Wind Chill Warning. Those places will have wind chills dropping around -40° at times.

The best way to protect yourself in this extreme cold is to stay inside! However, if you need to go out, make sure to cover up all exposed skin. Wind chills of -30° can cause frostbite in as little as 20 minutes. When they drop to -40°, it could be as quick as 10 to 15 minutes. Dress in layers, making sure that at least one is windproof and one is thickly insulated.

There is a break from the extreme cold on Monday and Tuesday, but it does not last very long. Another shot of intense Arctic cold sweeps across the Great Lakes later in the week. That could include another 36 hour stretch below zero.

You can always get your latest forecast from Minnesota’s Weather Authority here.