Snow done; subzero cold next
Dec 08, 2019 01:56PM
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By Paul Huttner of Minnesota Public Radio News - December 9, 2019
Here we go.
The first blast of subzero air follows our fresh snowy coating this week. This won’t be the coldest air we’ll see this winter, but it will get our attention.
The overall cold snap lasts about 60 hours — from Monday evening through Thursday morning. Most of Minnesota endures three subzero mornings this week.
Temperatures bottom out in the single digits and teens below the next two nights across Minnesota. The Twin Cities likely bottoms at minus 5 Tuesday morning and minus 10 Wednesday morning.
The record at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Wednesday morning is minus 14. I don't think we’ll quite get there.
Wind chills the next two nights hover in the minus 20s and minus 30s.
Temperatures recover quickly Thursday and Friday. Another cold front arrives this weekend.
Find more details in MPR Weather's Updraft blog.