Back in the deep freeze: Return of dangerous cold


Button up that overcoat and make sure you have an emergency kit along in case you're on the road today.

Even though winter will not officially be ushered in on the calendar until December 21, it's another bone-chiller around the region. Dangerously low temperatures with bitter wind chills will grip the state throughout the day on Sunday and might deter all but the heartiest of tailgaters.

KSTP's forecast anticipated low temperatures down to -2 below by sunrise Sunday and wind-chills dropping to -15 below. Temperatures will edge into the single digits by late afternoon. WCCO noted that temperatures in the metro area have not edged into the 20's in more than a week.

Temperatures are also dangerously frigid in the northern part of the state, where wind chill values will lock in at -20 to -30 below. The Duluth News Tribune noted that the northeastern part of the state is also dealing with up to a foot of fresh snow on top of what the paper called "already-mountainous" snow piles. The most recent dump came as a band of lake-effect snow parked itself over parts of Superior.. A weather spotter near Superior, Wis. reported 11.5 inches of fresh snow and Lutsen reported a half-foot of accumulation through Saturday evening.

This trip back to the deep freeze is a short one. A warm-up is in the forecast for Monday, with highs reaching the 20s.

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