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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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Cases: 694320

Reported Deaths: 8142
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Hennepin1423771859
Ramsey59270950
Dakota52926503
Anoka48822485
Washington31123312
Stearns25308241
St. Louis20783337
Scott19966146
Wright18874163
Olmsted16191112
Sherburne13779105
Carver1232552
Clay930196
Rice9242125
Blue Earth885747
Crow Wing8008102
Kandiyohi751491
Chisago729258
Otter Tail684095
Benton6616102
Mower573938
Winona562752
Goodhue558981
Douglas546484
Itasca529272
Beltrami527572
Steele516521
McLeod516164
Isanti499070
Morrison475763
Nobles454850
Becker449960
Polk442175
Freeborn436040
Lyon401054
Carlton396960
Nicollet386448
Pine381626
Mille Lacs361860
Brown355244
Cass352636
Le Sueur346530
Todd330334
Meeker312649
Waseca295725
Martin270533
Wabasha24874
Dodge24755
Hubbard240441
Roseau237424
Houston209816
Redwood205142
Renville203148
Fillmore202210
Pennington194922
Wadena190527
Faribault183725
Sibley179610
Cottonwood178824
Chippewa173139
Kanabec167329
Aitkin158038
Watonwan156811
Rock142419
Jackson135812
Pope13418
Yellow Medicine127720
Pipestone125826
Koochiching123719
Swift118719
Murray117210
Stevens113711
Clearwater107118
Marshall106719
Lake93221
Wilkin90714
Lac qui Parle89224
Mahnomen7239
Big Stone7034
Grant6918
Norman6749
Lincoln6694
Kittson53922
Unassigned51193
Red Lake5017
Traverse4345
Lake of the Woods4194
Cook2150

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Cases: 439050

Reported Deaths: 6420
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Linn26618363
Scott23312265
Black Hawk19397338
Woodbury17483233
Johnson1698692
Dubuque14775221
Pottawattamie13369186
Dallas13048102
Story1211448
Warren707893
Webster6479103
Cerro Gordo6370105
Clinton635898
Des Moines618084
Muscatine5985109
Marshall586981
Sioux547676
Jasper532076
Lee529084
Wapello5230128
Buena Vista479442
Marion464086
Plymouth442185
Henry351341
Jones341159
Bremer331365
Washington330454
Crawford326844
Carroll326553
Benton325756
Boone318636
Mahaska282754
Dickinson276547
Kossuth257471
Clay255629
Jackson253844
Tama246073
Hardin244547
Buchanan244238
Delaware240143
Cedar228025
Fayette227945
Page225724
Wright221741
Winneshiek219237
Hamilton216752
Harrison205476
Madison199920
Clayton199758
Floyd195742
Butler191936
Poweshiek188837
Mills188225
Iowa185927
Cherokee184740
Allamakee181152
Jefferson178238
Lyon178041
Calhoun172213
Hancock170336
Winnebago170131
Cass164356
Louisa161651
Grundy161335
Appanoose158149
Shelby156539
Emmet153241
Franklin152224
Humboldt151626
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Guthrie142132
Chickasaw141618
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Monroe118733
Howard118422
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Worth9558
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