Frigid Temperatures Blast Northeastern U.S.Minnesotans awoke Monday to dangerous subzero temperatures, wind chill values that could cause frostbite in minutes, and a coming winter storm.
An arctic front moved into the state over the weekend, bringing with it extreme cold and bone-chilling winds. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for the northern half of the state, and a wind chill advisory for the southern half. Those are in effect until noon. A handful of schools in northern Minnesota were delayed or closed Monday due to the extreme cold. At 6 a.m., temperatures in the Twin Cities hovered around 10 below, while the mercury in northern Minnesota read 16 below in Bemidji and 28 below in International Falls. Monday’s deep freeze was accompanied by light winds, creating wind chill factors of 25 below in the metro and 45 below in extreme northern Minnesota. Factors that cold can cause frostbite to exposed skin in 10 to 15 minutes. More