The Moon Glow Parade set to kickoff the 2019 St. Paul Winter Carnival has been nipped in the bud by some really cold weather.
Saint Paul Winter Carnival organizers announced that Thursday night's kickoff parade has been canceled because it's just too darn cold outside.
Wind chill values are expected to be 20 below zero, and the Twin Cities is in a wind chill advisory through 9 a.m. Friday.
"Unfortunately due to the cold weather, the Moon Glow Parade will be canceled tonight as well as activities in Kellogg Mall Park," organizers announced.
Wind chills that low can cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes, the National Weather Service says.
Instead, people are invited to the Landmark Center in St. Paul for a Winter Carnival kickoff with this year's Royal Family, a bouncing team and more. The festivities begin at 5 p.m.
As of now, Friday's live music in the park, ice bars and warming home are on as planned.
Retired Twins star Joe Mauer will be the Grand Marshal of Saturday's King Boreas Grand Day Parade, which is one of the showpiece events of the St. Paul Winter Carnival.
The high temperature in St. Paul on Saturday is forecast to be 10 degrees with an overnight low of 6 below zero.