After the snow, more bitter cold

More cold air and brutal wind chills move in

wind chill advisories
Wind chill advisory tonight into Tuesday morning
National Weather Service

January seems to not be able to produce big storms for us but we did get three clipper systems to add up to several fresh inches of fluffy snow. In the Twin Cities we received 0.8 inches Friday night, 2.3 inches Saturday night, and another 1.6 inches Sunday night making for a total of 4.7 inches.

Now, brutal cold comes spilling back into the region. Don’t expect a lot of movement on temperatures Monday. We’ll largely remain in the single digits, perhaps if we’re lucky, briefly touching 10 or so in the Twin Cities. Where it’s in the teens in the far southern part of the state, temps will continue to drop. Northern Minnesota will continue to plummet below zero.

Wind chills Monday night into early Tuesday will be in the minus 20s for southern Minnesota to near 30 below, while northern Minnesota will see wind chills in the minus 30s to near minus 40!

wind chills Monday night
Wind chills Monday night into early Tuesday
National Weather Service

High temperatures Tuesday are unlikely to get much above zero in southern Minnesota and remain well below zero for most of central and northern Minnesota. We’ll still have a pesky breeze keeping wind chills in the minus teens to minus 30 statewide.

Then, temperatures drop even more Tuesday night into early Wednesday. We can expect readings to rival perhaps the coldest temperatures we’ve seen this season in the Twin Cities. That means close to minus 17 in the Twin Cities. Western Minnesota will already start to warm up overnight late Tuesday night as the cold again departs. Wind chills however will remain frigid into early Wednesday.

wind chills Tuesday night
Wind chills Tuesday night into early Wednesday
National Weather Service

After that, we’re looking at a return to normal temperatures or even above. Highs by Wednesday afternoon will be in the twenties and we could even flirt with 30 degrees Thursday afternoon. I don’t see bitter cold for at least 10 days.

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