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Area faces frigid temps, high winds

Published 10:12am Monday, January 21, 2013

Frigid temperatures greeted motorists today as dangerous wind chills hit the area.

A wind chill warning covered much of the state, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures weren’t expected to rise much during the day and were predicted to continue into Tuesday.

Winds of 10 to 15 miles an hours were predicted to help keep wind chill values of 25 to 40 below zero across central and southern Minnesota and west central Wisconsin.

A wind chill advisory is in effect from noon today until 9 a.m. Tuesday.

A wind chill warning means the combination of cold air and strong winds creates low wind chill values. This can result in frost bite or hypothermia if proper precautions aren’t taken.

Temperatures are expected to creep back up, with highs in the teens by Wednesday.