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National Weather Service drops 'extreme cold' warning

After an experimental effort to warn people of dangerously cold weather in Minnesota and the Dakotas, the National Weather Service says the test run was not effective.
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After an experimental effort to warn people of dangerously cold weather in Minnesota and the Dakotas, the National Weather Service says the test-run was not effective, the Duluth News Tribune says.

NWS says the new warning was confusing for Minnesotans and out-of-towners that hadn't heard the term before. Now, the Weather Service will go back to wind-chill advisories and warnings.

The Star Tribune reports the new warnings did nothing more than state the obvious: it's cold outside.

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