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Weather Blog: Arctic Cold And Snow Join Forces

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We kicked off the weekend with brutally-cold conditions. Wind chills Saturday are done right bone chilling, dropping to 50 below in Fosston this morning, minus 45 in Longville and minus 25 at MSP Airport.

The coldest temperature recorded Saturday morning was minus 11. Last year’s lowest low was minus 13, to put that in to perspective.

Saturday’s high was minus 1, which approaches a record set in the 1800s!

In the overnight, clouds will increase and light snow will develop later Sunday morning. Wind chill will decrease a bit.

Sunday’s high will be 12 degrees, and there will be steady, light snow throughout the day in the Twin Cities’ metro area. The average high is 30, so we are well-below normal.

The snow will be light and fluffy, unlike the snowfall earlier in the week. One to 3 inches are expected by Monday morning, with accumulations between 3-5 inches in the southeastern part of the state.

The arctic air mass will still linger midweek, with some frigid sunshine on Wednesday. Temperatures will thankfully increase later in the week, with Friday’s high predicted in the mid 20s.

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