Bone-chilling cold has arrived

Wind chill temperatures near -30 in the metro

WCCO Radio Newsroom
February 12, 2020 - 2:03 pm
2-13-20 Forecast Lows

(Photo Courtesy of the National Weather Service)


The cold air has arrived!

How cold?  Wind chills of almost 30 below in the Twin Cities, but a 47 below reading was recorded early Thursday morning in Grand Marais.  There are Wind Chill Advisories and Warnings out for most of Minnesota through 10am Thursday.  

WCCO meteorologisit Paul Douglas says there are some better, warmer days ahead.

"The models don't print out anything more sub-zero after Friday morning. We'll stay abov zero, in fact well above zero in the 20's, 30's, and even a shot at the 40's late next week," Douglas said on the WCCO Morning News with Dave Lee.

However, Douglas sasys this week's cold isn't a indicator for how this winter's gone.

"Last winter we had 23 nights below zero," Douglas said. "So far, I've counted 13 nights below zero. We've been above normal temperatures since mid-December."

We'll need to get through Thurssday and Friday before the warmer weather returns.

We'll be waking up to 12 below Friday morning before this cold releases it's grip.  Slight chance of snow Saturday, before we start to climb into the 30's again Sunday.  Hang in there.  

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