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Wind chills reach 50 to 60 below zero in north Iowa, southern Minnesota

Wind chills in the 35 to 60 below range will continue across the area through mid to late morning Thursday.

Posted: Jan 30, 2019 6:33 AM
Updated: Jan 30, 2019 3:48 PM

Wind Chill Warning
Areas Affected: Allamakee; Chickasaw; Clayton; Fayette; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Dangerous, Life Threatening Cold Continues Today Into Thursday Morning... .Wind chills across the area this afternoon were in the 30 to 45 below zero range. Winds will become lighter tonight, but temperatures will be colder than last night, with lows ranging from -30 to -45. This will lead to dangerous wind chills in the 35 to 60 below zero range overnight into Thursday morning. If you must travel today and tonight, bring extra warm clothing, let someone know of your travel plans, and ensure you have a cell phone and battery backup in the event you become stranded. Take this cold seriously as it could be life-threatening! Avoid or reschedule outdoor activities if possible. Frequently check on the elderly that may venture out. ...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Wind chills of 35 to 60 below zero expected.

* WHERE...Northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota, parts of southwest and western Wisconsin.

* WHEN...Until 10 AM CST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...These dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 5 minutes.

A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air and the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frostbite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken.

Wind Chill Warning
Areas Affected: Anoka; Blue Earth; Brown; Carver; Chisago; Dakota; Faribault; Freeborn; Goodhue; Hennepin; Isanti; Kanabec; Lac Qui Parle; Le Sueur; Martin; McLeod; Meeker; Nicollet; Ramsey; Redwood; Renville; Rice; Scott; Sherburne; Sibley; Steele; Waseca; Washington; W

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...STILL LIFE-THREATENING WIND CHILLS OVERNIGHT... ...WIND SPEEDS NOT AS STRONG... .Wind chill values will still remain near, or below 35 degrees below zero overnight. However, while winds will become light tonight, occasional breezes will combine with air temperatures around 30 below, to produce wind chill values of 40 to 50 below again. This is a life-threatening situation for those spending any prolonged period outdoors without proper clothing. A Wind Chill Warning is in effect through Thursday morning area wide. A record low temperature is possible in the Twin Cities Thursday morning. The record for Thursday is 27 below zero. ...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills. Wind chills as low as 45 below zero through early Thursday morning.

* WHERE...Portions of northwest and west central Wisconsin and central, east central, south central, southeast, southwest and west central Minnesota.

* WHEN...Until 9 AM CST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 5 minutes.

A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air and the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frostbite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken.

Wind Chill Advisory
Areas Affected: Black Hawk; Bremer; Butler; Cerro Gordo; Emmet; Franklin; Grundy; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardin; Humboldt; Kossuth; Marshall; Palo Alto; Poweshiek; Tama; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Dangerous and Life-Threatening Wind Chills Through Tonight... .Wind chill values by mid morning were still ranging from -35 to 50 degrees across most of the area, with the coldest temperatures in northern to northeastern Iowa. The worst of this prolonged period of life-threatening cold temperatures will continue through this morning. Throughout this evening, into the overnight hours, wind chill values will range from -20 to -40 degrees. ...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THURSDAY... ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO NOON CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills ongoing. Wind chills as low as 55 below zero this morning and 40 below this afternoon. Wind chills as low as 30 below zero expected tonight.

* WHERE...Central to northeastern Iowa.

* WHEN...Wind Chill Warning, until 10 AM CST Thursday. Wind Chill Advisory, from 10 AM to noon CST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 5 minutes.

A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air and the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frostbite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken.

Wind Chill Warning
Areas Affected: Black Hawk; Bremer; Butler; Cerro Gordo; Emmet; Franklin; Grundy; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardin; Humboldt; Kossuth; Marshall; Palo Alto; Poweshiek; Tama; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Dangerous and Life-Threatening Wind Chills Through Tonight... .Wind chill values by mid morning were still ranging from -35 to 50 degrees across most of the area, with the coldest temperatures in northern to northeastern Iowa. The worst of this prolonged period of life-threatening cold temperatures will continue through this morning. Throughout this evening, into the overnight hours, wind chill values will range from -20 to -40 degrees. ...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THURSDAY... ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO NOON CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills ongoing. Wind chills as low as 55 below zero this morning and 40 below this afternoon. Wind chills as low as 30 below zero expected tonight.

* WHERE...Central to northeastern Iowa.

* WHEN...Wind Chill Warning, until 10 AM CST Thursday. Wind Chill Advisory, from 10 AM to noon CST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 5 minutes.

A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air and the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frostbite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken.

Wind Chill Warning
Areas Affected: Dodge; Fillmore; Houston; Mower; Olmsted; Wabasha; Winona

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Dangerous, Life Threatening Cold Continues Today Into Thursday Morning... .Wind chills across the area this afternoon were in the 30 to 45 below zero range. Winds will become lighter tonight, but temperatures will be colder than last night, with lows ranging from -30 to -45. This will lead to dangerous wind chills in the 35 to 60 below zero range overnight into Thursday morning. If you must travel today and tonight, bring extra warm clothing, let someone know of your travel plans, and ensure you have a cell phone and battery backup in the event you become stranded. Take this cold seriously as it could be life-threatening! Avoid or reschedule outdoor activities if possible. Frequently check on the elderly that may venture out. ...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Wind chills of 35 to 60 below zero expected.

* WHERE...Northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota, parts of southwest and western Wisconsin.

* WHEN...Until 10 AM CST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...These dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 5 minutes.

A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air and the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frostbite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken.

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Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 452268

Reported Deaths: 6100
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Hennepin938131490
Ramsey40370746
Dakota33353349
Anoka31193366
Washington20363231
Stearns17995189
St. Louis13857245
Scott1209197
Wright11723106
Olmsted1068375
Sherburne825766
Carver700138
Clay655582
Rice618070
Kandiyohi556572
Blue Earth545933
Crow Wing487778
Otter Tail460967
Chisago456436
Benton422287
Winona393048
Douglas377266
Nobles373946
Mower370829
Goodhue352661
Polk330559
McLeod326747
Beltrami314048
Morrison313545
Lyon304138
Becker288039
Itasca286443
Isanti284242
Carlton282543
Steele278110
Pine269214
Freeborn251523
Todd232630
Nicollet227537
Brown216934
Mille Lacs214945
Le Sueur212816
Cass209424
Meeker200933
Waseca191916
Wabasha17343
Martin171426
Roseau166217
Hubbard150138
Redwood140827
Houston139714
Renville137940
Dodge13714
Chippewa132032
Cottonwood128418
Fillmore12576
Wadena120517
Rock111212
Aitkin109233
Sibley10917
Faribault108316
Watonwan10688
Pennington100716
Kanabec98818
Pipestone95923
Yellow Medicine94216
Murray9056
Jackson87110
Swift84318
Pope7435
Stevens7078
Marshall70315
Clearwater68714
Lake66015
Lac qui Parle65716
Wilkin6309
Koochiching60210
Lincoln4892
Big Stone4663
Unassigned43768
Grant4358
Norman4248
Mahnomen4147
Kittson37320
Red Lake3194
Traverse2583
Lake of the Woods1951
Cook1150

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Cases: 309989

Reported Deaths: 4424
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Polk46587464
Linn17979279
Scott15787171
Black Hawk14037243
Woodbury13093181
Johnson1224652
Dubuque11535159
Pottawattamie9111115
Dallas905972
Story877838
Webster471577
Cerro Gordo471472
Sioux459157
Clinton456167
Warren456139
Marshall429862
Buena Vista396130
Muscatine394978
Des Moines390043
Plymouth352470
Wapello348498
Jasper330159
Lee322632
Marion308152
Jones274250
Henry266131
Carroll258034
Bremer249348
Crawford233524
Boone222017
Washington222033
Benton212250
Mahaska197237
Jackson194331
Tama189959
Dickinson188329
Kossuth178544
Delaware175236
Clay171421
Wright166424
Fayette165024
Hamilton162030
Buchanan161624
Winneshiek159720
Harrison157962
Hardin156730
Cedar155419
Clayton153649
Butler150824
Page146315
Floyd140836
Cherokee139927
Mills138417
Lyon137333
Poweshiek134524
Hancock131424
Allamakee130230
Iowa127422
Calhoun12339
Madison123210
Grundy122128
Jefferson122025
Winnebago121529
Mitchell116637
Louisa115730
Cass114743
Chickasaw113512
Appanoose112040
Sac112015
Emmet111232
Union110723
Humboldt106419
Shelby104727
Guthrie104024
Franklin103218
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Keokuk86126
Howard85019
Monroe81919
Clarke8087
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Ida75830
Davis70021
Greene6977
Adair69520
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Osceola64611
Worth6154
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