MN Weather Watch

Extreme Cold Polar Vortex to Grip Midwest & Most US in a Generation

Similar what we had experienced in 2017, Minnesotans are experiencing again Life Threatening Extreme Cold in a Generation. This has been the coldest temperature so far! In 2017, we had similar arctic outbreak in Minnesota around second week of December. This life threatening cold temperature hits midwest including Minnesota with greatest frostbite risk since mid-90s.

Wind chills of minus 35 to 65 are expected through the period. Exposed skin can get frostbite in as little as 5 minutes when the wind chill is 50 below, and Twin Cities metro area wind chills are expected to be minus 50 or lower from Tuesday evening through early Wednesday morning, then in the 40s below zero the remainder of Wednesday into early Thursday.Ron Tondra
Meteorologist, Updraft Blog

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MN Weather Watch

Polar Vortex Outbreak Covers Minnesota & Midwest

Minnesotans are experiencing Probably The Coldest New Year’s Eve Since 1973. Arctic cold air has returned to the almost entire country and Arctic Cold Outbreak to Last into the First Week of 2018 in the Plains, Midwest and East until early next year 2018. This has been the coldest season so far! Last year we had similar arctic outbreak in Minnesota around second week of December.

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