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The temperature read -22 in Willmar early Monday morning on a Willmar Public School sign. All schools in Willmar and Minnesota were closed Monday due to the Arctic cold front. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Wind chill warning remains in effect all day today in west central Minn.

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Wind chill warning remains in effect all day today in west central Minn.
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

A wind chill warning remains in effect for all of Minnesota through noon Tuesday.

The coldest airmass since at least 1996  will continue to bring dangerous wind chills to west central Minnesota into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen.

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High temperatures today will only make a small recovery from lows last night and will be close to all-time cold records in many locations.

This Arctic cold will be accompanied by brisk northwest winds. The combination of the cold and wind will produce wind chills of 40 to 60 below through Tuesday morning, with the coldest wind chills occuring today.

The National Weather Service states these conditions are a life-threatening situation. Wind chills colder than 50 below can cause exposed flesh to freeze in only 5 minutes. Cover as much flesh as possible when venturing outside.

 
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Kelly Boldan
Kelly Boldan has been the editor of the West Central Tribune of Willmar, since joining the newspaper in October 2001. He has previously worked as the editor at the Bemidji Pioneer, also part of Forum Communications Co., and other daily newspapers, online Web sites, and weekly agriculture newspapers in Wisconsin, Texas and Minnesota. You can follow via Twitter at @KellyBoldanWCT or read about the Tribune's newsroom blog at: insidescoop.areavoices.com or the Tribune's blog at: westcentraltribune.areavoices.com.
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