Extreme cold hits this afternoon in west central Minn.
WILLMAR -- Ready or not ...
The National Weather Service says Willmar and rest of west central Minnesota will feel its first real Arctic blast of winter moving in late this afternoon and a large swath of the rest of state by tonight.
Strong northwest winds of 25 to 30 mph with higher gusts will be associated with the cold front. Temperatures will drop below zero over all of central Minnesota by midnight resulting in dangerous wind chill values of 30 to 35 below zero.
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