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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Nobles197716
Blue Earth17266
Wright16957
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Clay141741
Rice13438
Mower13425
Sherburne116914
Kandiyohi10552
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Lyon7224
Waseca6898
Benton5603
Crow Wing55518
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Nicollet54517
Watonwan5304
Chisago5131
Todd5042
McLeod5012
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Beltrami4505
Martin43010
Goodhue3829
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Polk3224
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Morrison2682
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Chippewa2231
Meeker2132
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Brown1962
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Cass1844
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Swift1441
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Stevens1041
Pope990
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Wilkin703
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Lake600
Norman540
Marshall531
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Cook60

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Story346217
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Buena Vista199912
Marshall179134
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Clinton113021
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Dickinson5306
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Washington47211
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Delaware4233
Mahaska41519
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Jackson3523
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Lyon3514
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Clay3344
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Sac2650
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Humboldt1913
Mitchell1910
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Page1710
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