Arctic cold Sunday and Monday
Saturday’s high temperature in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was at 29 degrees. That’s 5 degrees higher than our average January 8 high in the Twin Cities. Parts of southwest and south-central Minnesota recorded highs on Saturday in the 1930s.
Now prepare to don your warmest coats, gloves and hats again – an arctic front will sweep through Minnesota and western Wisconsin overnight, accompanied by strong winds. Sunday’s cold arctic temperatures will persist through Monday.
Wind chill advisories were issued for much of Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Counties in Minnesota along the Red River are subject to a winter weather advisory until 9 p.m. this Saturday due to blowing snow and reduced visibility, then the wind chill advisory begins and will continue through Sunday morning :
Here are the advisory details in Northwest Minnesota:
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Grand Forks ND 241 PM CST Sat Jan 8, 2022 MNZ001> 004-007-029-NDZ008-016-027-030-039-049-052-053-091800- /O.NEW.KFGF .WC.Y.0003.220109T0300Z-220109T1800Z / /O.CON.KFGF.WW.Y.0003.00000T0000Z-220109T0300Z/ West Polk-Norman-Clay-Kittson-West Marshall-Wilkin-Pembina- Eastern Walsh-Grand Forks-Traill- Cass-Ransom-Sargent-Richland – Including the towns of Crookston, East Grand Forks, Ada, Twin Valley, Halstad, Moorhead, Hallock, Karlstad, Lancaster, Warren, Stephen, Argyle, Breckenridge, Cavalier, Walhalla, Drayton, Pembina, Neche, St. Thomas, Grafton, Park River, Grand Forks, Mayville, Hillsboro, Hatton, Portland, Fargo, Lisbon, Enderlin, Gwinner, Milnor, Forman, Rutland and Wahpeton 241 PM CST Saturday January 8, 2022 … WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY STAYS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST TONIGHT … … WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM TONIGHT CST SUNDAY … * WHAT … For winter weather advisory, snow. Additional snow accumulation of up to a trace. Wind gusts of up to 45 mph. For the wind chill advisory, very cold wind chills are expected. Wind chills as low as 40 below zero. * W … Portions of northwestern and midwestern Minnesota and northeastern and southeastern North Dakota. * WHEN … For the winter weather advisory, until 9:00 p.m. CST tonight. For the wind chill advisory, 9:00 p.m. tonight to noon CST Sunday. * IMPACTS … Expect slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. Gusts of wind could knock down tree branches. Dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes. PRECAUTIONARY / PREPARATION ACTIONS … Slow down and use caution when traveling. Be careful when you are outside. Wear appropriate winter clothing. The latest road conditions for North Dakota are available at dot.nd.gov/travel and for Minnesota at 511mn.org, or by calling 5 1 1 in either state.
Here are the wind chill details for northeast Minnesota, where there is also a wind chill advisory on Saturday night and Sunday morning:
Wind chill advisories go into effect Saturday night in central Minnesota and a wind chill advisory runs from 3 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday in the Twin Cities metro area:
Here are the details of wind chill advisories in the metropolitan area:
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Twin Cities / Chanhassen MN 248 PM CST Sat Jan 8, 2022 MNZ053-060> 063-067> 070-075> 077-WIZ014> 016-023-090900- /O.NEW.KMPX. WC .Y.0004.220109T0900Z-220109T1700Z / Chisago-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-Sibley-Carver-Scott-Dakota-Nicollet-Le Sueur-Rice-Polk-Barron-Rusk-St. Cross – Including the towns of Center City, Minneapolis, Blaine, St Paul, Stillwater, Gaylord, Chanhassen, Chaska, Victoria, Shakopee, Hastings, St Peter, Le Sueur, Faribault, Osceola, Rice Lake, Ladysmith and Hudson 248 PM CST Sat Jan 8, 2022 … WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3:00 AM TO 11:00 AM CST SUNDAY … * WHAT … Very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 30 below zero. * W … Portions of west-central and west-central Wisconsin and central, east-central and south-central Minnesota. * WHEN … 3:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CST Sunday. * IMPACTS … Dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes. PRECAUTIONARY / PREPARATION ACTIONS … Be careful when traveling outdoors. Wear appropriate clothing, hat and gloves.
You can hear updated weather information for Minnesota and Western Wisconsin on the Minnesota Public Radio News Network, and you can see updated weather information on the MPR News Live Weather Blog.
Our Sunday summit in the Twin Cities is expected to occur between midnight and 1 a.m., with temperatures dropping several hours later. The metro area will then see a high number in the lower single digits during Sunday daylight hours. Northern Minnesota will have sub-zero highs on Sunday, with single-digit positive numbers across most of southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin:
Some places in southwestern Minnesota can reach teens.
Low temperatures late Sunday evening and early Monday morning range from 20 seconds below zero in the north to one figure below zero in the far south:
Monday’s highs will be single digits in the south and a few degrees below zero in the north:
Times have nowhere to go, but after that!
Highs for the Twin Cities metropolitan area are expected to reach the mid-1920s (above zero) on Tuesday, then the mid-1930s on Wednesday, and below 30 Thursday and Friday.
You can hear my weather updates live on MPR News at 7:35 am, 9:35 am and 4:39 pm every Saturday and Sunday.
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