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The cold weather arrived today as promised, and it's going to get colder with dangerous wind chills starting tonight. (Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange)

Worst of wind chills on Friday forecast for west central Minn.

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Worst of wind chills on Friday forecast for west central Minn.
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR -- The deep freeze arrived today as promised, and the worst of the wind chills forecast over the next two days will occur right here in west central Minnesota.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory starting at 6 p.m. today and continuing until noon Saturday. The advisory warns that wind chill readings will range from 25 below to 35 below. The coldest conditions will be found over west central Minnesota on Friday night when wind chills will approach 35 below, the advisory states.

The current temperature at the airport in Willmar is 7 degrees, 11 below wind chill, according to the National Weather Service.

Susan Lunneborg
Susan Lunneborg is news editor of the West Central Tribune. She joined the staff in Willmar in 1999 and has been a newspaper journalist for more than 20 years. She can be reached directly at the email linked here, but for the most timely response, please send news releases to the Tribune's general news email:
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