Winter storm update: Snow is ending, but the cold is just getting started - Bring Me The News

Winter storm update: Snow is ending, but the cold is just getting started

The coldest air since 2014 is moving in today.
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Seriously, don't leave your house today unless you really have to.

The snow seems to have slowed down or stopped across the state, but that doesn't mean the storm is over.

Here's the latest weather updates:

Snow totals

Forecasters initially said this storm could bring up to 10 inches to areas by the end of the weekend. But it doesn't look like we're going to get quite that much.

The National Weather Service has been tweeting snow totals, and as of noon on Saturday, the Twin Cities had accumulated a little over six inches – just .2 inches more than had fallen by 6 a.m.

According to the NWS snowfall map, an area southwest of Mankato near the Iowa boarder did get 10 inches. And Winona saw 8 inches.

The southwest corner of the state was right behind, with around 3 to 6 inches of snow. Meanwhile, there was far less accumulation in the Northland, with only one or two inches near Brainerd and Duluth.

It's so cold

Now that the snow is dying down, the biggest concern is the bitter cold.

The NWS says we're getting the coldest temperatures since the winter of 2013-2014.

Temperatures will be falling for the rest of the day, and there's a wind chill warning for much of the state, including the Twin Cities and areas like Stillwater, Shakopee, Mankato, and Hudson. Make sure to bundle up if you're going outside to shovel, and bring warm clothes with if you're traveling.

Wind chills will drop to 25 to 45 below zero across the state, and will stay there into Sunday. These dangerously cold wind chills can cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes, the NWS said.

You can find more cold weather safety tips here.

The coldest temperatures are expected Sunday morning. According to meteorologist Paul Douglas, we'll come close to the record low of minus 24 in the Twin Cities, which was set back in 1983.

Some roads are bad

Planning on leaving the house today, even though we told you to stay home (if at all possible)? Gusty winds are causing blowing and drifting snow, which can lead to reduced visibility.

Snow covered roads could create dangerous driving conditions, with some roads in southern Minnesota completely covered as of 6 a.m. Saturday.

The Department of Transportation has warned that compacted snow on the roads can be hard to clear, especially as the temperatures drop.

If you must drive, check the road conditions here before heading out.

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