Subzero again Thursday morning. Still far from record cold.

Temperatures near -30 up north, Twin Cities around -12. Thursday morning's record low is -32 for the Twin Cities.

NOAA GFS temperature forecast for 6 am Thursday, January 20
NOAA GFS temperature forecast for 6 a.m. Thursday.
NOAA via tropical tidbits

Here we go again. Below zero, that is.

As you can see on the image at the top of this post, northern Minnesota will plunge into the minus 20s to around minus 30 Thursday morning.

Wind chill advisories cover all of Minnesota into Thursday morning.

Including the cities of Alexandria, Long Prairie, Morris, Glenwood, St Cloud, Madison, Benson, Montevideo, Willmar, Litchfield, Granite Falls, Olivia, Hutchinson, Gaylord, Redwood Falls, New Ulm, St Peter, Le Sueur, St James, Mankato, Waseca, Owatonna, Fairmont, Blue Earth, and Albert Lea

249 PM CST Wed Jan 19 2022

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Very cold wind chills. Wind chills as low as 40 below zero.

* WHERE...Portions of central, south central, southwest and west central Minnesota.

* WHEN...Until noon CST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

Thursday morning brings the bottom of our current cold snap for many locations. Temperatures will bottom out around minus 10 to minus 12 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and in the inner Twin Cities urban core. Many suburbs will see lows in the teens below zero.

Here’s a closer look at forecast minimum temperatures around the greater Twin Cities area Thursday morning.

Forecast low temperatures Thursday
Forecast low temperatures Thursday.
NOAA

Not record cold

Kepp in mind the record lows for the Twin Cities are 32 below zero for Thursday morning, and 41 below zero Friday. That’s the coldest temperature on record in the Twin Cities. So while this cold wave is respectable and potentially dangerous if caught outside, it’s nowhere near record cold.

Temperatures will hover a few degrees either side of zero again Thursday afternoon across much of Minnesota.

Forecast high temperatures Thursday
Forecast high temperatures Thursday.
NOAA

We dip below zero again Thursday night before Friday brings some temperatures moderation across Minnesota.

Forecast high temperatures Friday
Forecast high temperatures Friday.
NOAA

This weekend brings temperatures mostly in the teens. Light snow chances blow through Friday night. A better chance for accumulating snow arrives Sunday night into Monday.

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