WRIGHT, CARVER, McLEOD COUNTIES, MN – A wind chill warning remains in effect for central and southern Minnesota through noon Tuesday, Jan. 7, according to the National Weather Service.
The coldest air mass since at least 1996 will continue to bring dangerous wind chills to the region through Tuesday morning. High temperatures today (Monday, Jan. 6) will be close to all-time cold record highs in many locations.
The Arctic cold will be accompanied by brisk northwest winds. The combination of the cold and wind will produce wind chills of 40-below to 60-below zero through Tuesday morning.
Wind chills colder than 50 below zero can cause exposed flesh to freeze in only 5 minutes.
Counties listed in the wind chill warning include Anoka; Benton; Blue Earth; Brown; Carver; Chippewa; Chisago; Dakota; Douglas; Faribault; Freeborn; Goodhue; Hennepin; Isanti; Kanabec; Kandiyohi; Lac Qui Parle; Le Sueur; Martin; McLeod; Meeker; Mille Lacs; Morrison; Nicollet; Pope; Ramsey; Redwood; Renville; Rice; Scott; Sherburne; Sibley; Stearns; Steele; Stevens; Swift; Todd; Waseca; Washington; Watonwan; Wright; and Yellow Medicine.
To learn more, go to http://alerts.weather.gov.