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.
Dave Lee went up north today to find out how cold it was in Embarrass…..click the link to listen back!
Forecasters say the deep freeze that has gripped Minnesota is more typical of mid-January temperatures. The National Weather Service predicted readings won’t make it much above zero in many areas of the state Wednesday.
A college student is badly hurt after spending all night in the cold. Nineteen-year-old Alyssa Jo Lommel was found unconscious on a neighbor’s porch in Duluth Saturday morning. The University of Minnesota-Duluth student had been dropped off at her own home more than nine hours earlier. Temperatures had fallen to minus 18, with a minus 36 wind chill overnight.
While health experts are warning people to stay out of the bitter cold if possible, there are some that are forced to withstand the elements because of their jobs. Bike messenger John Lindwall employs a simple strategy when the temperature and wind chill get to be too much. “Just don’t think about it, you know,” Lindwall said. “Put it out of your mind.”
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, -45 in Longville and -25 at MSP Airport. The coldest temperature recorded Saturday morning was -11. Last year’s lowest low was -13, to put that in to perspective. Saturday’s high was -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.
More than 53,000 fans filled TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for the coldest game of the season. Temperatures were in the teens, but it felt like five degrees outside thanks to the wind chill. Folks tailgating before the game set up tents, propane tanks and heat lamps to help stay warm, along with lots of hot food. No matter the conditions, Gopher and Badger fans didn’t let Mother Nature take away from the biggest border battle of the season.
As of Sunday evening, almost the entire state is under a wind-chill warning. Monday, we’ll continue to deal with frigid temperatures and a biting wind – a dangerous combination. So, we looked into three things that will keep you safe these next few days.
An Arctic air mass is upon us, and according to WCCO meteorologist Lauren Casey, the cold will stick around for a while.
I’m not talking about my beloved music again; I’m referring to another cold one tonight.
The combination of cold air and wind will make it feel more like January than February.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota is finding itself mostly bypassed by the mammoth storm dumping snow across much of the United States. But while the snow is going elsewhere, the cold is not. The system that […]