Dangerous wind chills to continue through midday Tuesday
Dangerous wind chills are expected continue in west central Minnesota today through midday Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
A wind chill warning remains in effect through Tuesday morning.
Temperatures have now fallen below zero and will remain there until at least midday Tuesday.
During this time period, winds will remain mainly above 10 mph, allowing for dangerous wind chills from 35 to 50 below zero today through Tuesday morning.
In addition, this morning northwest winds will continue to gust to around 30 mph in the Minnesota River Valley. These winds will continue to create areas of blowing and drifting snow from west central Minnesota into south central Minnesota this morning.
Minnesota’s cold is the result of a blast of brutal cold that is gripping the eastern two-thirds of the United States through Wednesday and could yield the lowest temperatures of this winter, according to Accuweather.com.
Biting winds will usher in the frigid air, creating dramatically colder temperatures. Accuweather.com RealFeel temperatures will be extremely dangerous across eastern North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. On Sunday night, RealFeel temperatures dipped to 50 below zero in Wadena.
Frostbite can develop in a matter of minutes on exposed skin during such intense cold.