It’s a relatively brief but intense arctic outbreak across Minnesota. Blizzard conditions in the Red River Valley were visible from space Wednesday.
Temperatures have plunged behind our latest arctic front. Wind chills hovered in the face-freezing minus 40s across northwest Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. Subzero air temperatures expanded across Minnesota late Wednesday.
Wind chill warnings and advisories cover most of the Upper Midwest into Thursday. Air temperatures reach the minus 20s and wind chill temperatures bottom out in the minus 40s early Thursday across northwest Minnesota.
A bitter 40 hours
The core of the coldest air lingers for about 40 hours across Minnesota. Wind chills will be in the subzero range across most of Minnesota from about 6 p.m. Wednesday until noon Friday.
Temperatures moderate this weekend
Temperatures rebound Saturday cross Minnesota. Next week looks seasonably cool with highs in the 20s.