Students got to stay home Monday, but others had to brave subzero temperatures in Plymouth.
Sledding hills and ice skating rinks, normally busy on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, were abandoned as people hunkered down. Temperatures Monday morning were around 12 degrees below zero, with wind chill values in the high 20s to more than 30 below.
Frostbite could happen in less than 10 minutes. Please stay inside and stay warm!
The high Monday was expected to be four below, with wind chills reaching 26 to 36 below, according to the National Weather Service. The forecasted low for Monday night was 17 below zero.
There is a dangerous wind chill advisory for the north central U.S., according to the National Weather Service.
Frigid temperatures and gusty winds will allow wind chill values to range from -25 to -50 degrees through Monday morning across much of North Dakota and Minnesota as well as northeast South Dakota and north central Iowa. This will lead to dangerous outdoor conditions, including the threat for frostbite and possibly hypothermia or death.
The rest of the week’s weather doesn’t look much warmer.
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