Extreme Cold Coming To Minnesota 04 Jan 14

Record cold temperatures are moving into Minnesota this weekend. The extreme cold will come in two waves starting today (SAT). The National Weather Service has issued a number of Wind Chill Warnings and Advisories around the state.  Wind chills could reach between 35 and 60 below tonight through Tuesday morning.  Actual temperatures are expected to be around 24-below on Saturday night, with a high of 15 below on Sunday and a high of 12 below on Monday in many areas of the state.  Weather experts say exposed flesh will freeze in just 5 to 10 minutes with these extremely cold wind chills, so limiting your time outside is advised. The last time it was this cold in Minnesota was back in 1996. In response to the forecasted extreme cold, Governor Dayton announced Friday that all of the state’s K-12 public schools will be closed on Monday. The decision to close schools across the state was made Friday in order to give school administrators, teachers, and parents sufficient time to plan for these closures.