Temperatures in northern Minnesota dipped to nearly minus-40 degrees Friday morning – and that was the actual temperature, not the wind chill.
International Falls was the coldest early Friday, with a temperature of minus-38, according to Air Sports Net. There was no place in the Minnesota that was above zero – the high temperature early Friday was minus-2 in far southern Minnesota (it stayed warmer there thanks to some clouds).
Here's a look at temperatures statewide as of 6:45 a.m.:
When you throw wind chill in the mix, the "feels like" temperature dropped even lower. MPR News' Cathy Wurzer tweeted Thief River Falls had the coldest wind chill Friday morning at minus-47 degrees. (Click here for a map of the wind chills Friday morning.)
A wind chill that cold can give you frost bite in under 10 minutes if you're not bundled up properly. That's why northwestern Minnesota is under a wind chill warning until noon Friday. The northern half of the state is also under a wind chill advisory.
Highs Friday will be mainly in the single digits above zero, but thankfully it will be the last day of these bitter-cold temperatures, the National Weather Service says. By the end of next week, southern Minnesota could see highs in the 40s.