Monday’s frigid temperatures are creating extra work for heating repair companies. CenterPoint Energy has tripled its staff since Sunday and technicians are working around the clock. Smaller heating repair companies are also seeing a big boost in business.
If the idea of waiting out the arctic blast at home makes you a little stir crazy, there are businesses to help keep you and your kids busy.
Anyone with kids is well aware that there is no school for all public K-12 schools across the state on Monday. Most Twin Cities private and religious schools we checked will also be closed.
There’s cold. And then there’s subzero, frostbite cold. Record-breaking frigid temperatures started blanketing the Midwest on Sunday in part because of a “polar vortex,” which one meteorologist says will send piles of polar air into the U.S.
An early morning fire has destroyed a house in St. Paul, Minn. The homeowners were on vacation in Florida at the time. The fire was reported just before 6 a.m. Sunday morning.
A cold snap that that National Weather Service is calling “historic and dangerous” has arrived in Minnesota. Temperatures were down to 8 degrees below zero in the Twin Cities area around midmorning Sunday, with wind chills in the mid to high 20 degrees below zero.
Many people were out and about Saturday, running last-minute errands in preparation to stay at home for a few days. Grocery stores were busy with people stocking up before the winter blast. At Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis, cross-country skiers and runners got out and enjoyed the brief stint of warmer temperatures. Minneapolis Parks and Recreation is closing all of its facilities Saturday at 6 p.m. until Tuesday at noon because of the weather.
The weather has been frigid to say the least, and it’s about to get worse. But the concern over the cold isn’t just about us, it’s about man’s best friend.
Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all Minnesota public schools to close statewide Monday as dangerous cold looms. Forecasters are expecting frigid temperatures to arrive Sunday night and stay through Tuesday morning. Wind chill readings could plummet to 60 degrees below zero Monday morning.
Even for Minnesota, it’s going to get cold next week. “Yep, we’re talking about overnight lows around 19 below, 17 below,” said WCCO-TV chief meteorologist Chris Shaffer.
Many of us are already done with winter and thinking about a getaway to someplace warm. That, of course, costs money. But it may not be as much as you think.
Dave Lee went up north today to find out how cold it was in Embarrass…..click the link to listen back!
We only need to take a few steps outside to feel the sting of that subzero air. But there are several ways you can actually see the bitter temperatures.
The chilly temperatures are keeping many Minnesotans indoors during this winter break. Families might be feeling a little stir crazy, but there are several activities out there happening around town to keep the kids busy. For a taste of the tropics, many are flocking to the Como Park Conservatory in St. Paul, where it’s often 75 degrees and humid.
In just 24 hours, the temperature managed to drop 50 degrees in the Twin Cities. While families were outside Saturday enjoying record highs, the ice rinks and lakes were vacant Sunday. One place some chose to brave the bitter temps was the Como Zoo in St. Paul.