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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:19 PM

Brrrr! Arctic front brings dangerous wind chills to Midwest

Source: AP

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ó Students stayed home from school Thursday and several businesses were closed in parts of the upper Midwest as arctic air pushed wind chill readings to dangerously low temperatures.

A wind chill warning was in effect for northeastern North Dakota and northern Minnesota, with wind chill readings plunging to more than 40 below zero (-40 Celsius) in some areas. Forecasters from the National Weather Service urged people to limit time outdoors and bundle up, as exposed skin could be subject to frostbite in as little as 10 minutes.

Itís possible that at least one death could be attributed to the cold. Police in Omaha said they found the body of Robert Freymuller, 80, early Thursday in a street not far from the assisted-living center where he lived. His death is being investigated, but police said he was not dressed appropriately for the weather; the wind chill had dropped to minus 26 degrees (minus 32 Celsius) at that time.

In Minnesota, the coldest wind chill reading was in Fosston, in northwestern Minnesota, where the wind chill reached 48 degrees below (-44 Celsius), the National Weather Service said.



A runner wears the cold on his face while running along West River Parkway hills Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, near downtown Minneapolis, with temperatures hovering near minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit with wind chills. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)


Read more: https://apnews.com/ed2f68614ffa47d9fa19e6ed6a338d6b



Also see: Assisted living center resident found dead outside wasn't dressed for the cold, Omaha police say

https://www.omaha.com/news/local/assisted-living-center-resident-found-dead-outside-wasn-t-dressed/article_9a37f730-2d70-5e34-aa35-a37aee1976b6.html

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:28 PM

1. Brrrr indeed! Coldest day of the year so far here in STLMO. Stay dry, stay warm and toasty, and...

stay inside if you can. At least we don't have any precipitation along w/ it. It'd be a nightmare if we had snow and/or ice along with this bitter cold.

I'm still debating if I want to go to the grocery store...hmmmmm

Take care!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:31 PM

2. -10 below here this morning, -25 with the wind chill.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:44 PM

3. If this keeps up,

we'll have to move to Antarctica where it's warmer.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 05:41 PM

4. Cold up here in Madison


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:22 PM

5. Cold in kansaas !!


Yesterday...didn't get much above 15 deg..

Cold enough to make a winger turn blue..

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:38 PM

6. At the same time as a heat wave hits Antarctica. The temperature there rose to 69 degrees F.

Climate change is going to abound with these extremes in historically anomalous temperatures.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 02:07 PM

12. I find the biggest changes in the weather to be..



The erratic swings in weather...No gradual buildup to unseasonable warmer or colder days..

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:44 PM

13. Climate changes unevenly across the globe in terms of temperature and weather,

but the trend is unmistakable. Ocean temperatures are the most stable, and therefore the surest signs of significant change.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 09:07 AM

14. I wonder..

When the climatologists..and meteorologist start referring to weather from a decade (or more) ago as the norm...?

Rather than comparing recent years against one another as the "norms"..

"Last year folks, we had 100 inches of rain.." "This year only 50!"...How do they make an intelligent forecast
based on such extremes...every year now it seems...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 10:42 AM

7. It's warming up here today, into the 20's above!

We hit -25 or so in the Green Bay/Fox Valley area. Maybe a little colder.

One of our local weather people decided to be cute and broadcast from outside yesterday. He then came in to do a post-news local show and his mouth was not working he was so cold. Slurring and having trouble talking. I think he may think twice about doing that again, lol!

This was our coldest snap this winter, and I hope it stays that way!

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 08:03 PM

9. I live in Appleton but am in FL for a vacation

It's nice down here!

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 01:10 AM

10. Appleton too. We've had it pretty nice here all winter.

Not too much snow and not too cold. That said, I'd rather be in Fl too!

Enjoy your vacay!

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 01:44 PM

11. We will!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 12:33 PM

8. I don't understand why anyone would choose to live in hyper-cold areas

It's 27 in NYC and I can barely take that. -40? Pass!

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