A full day of below zero looms for much of Minnesota

  • Article by: Paul Walsh and tim harlow , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: December 11, 2013 - 1:25 PM

There’s little chance Wednesday that high temperatures in nearly all of Minnesota will shed the minus sign, and high winds have prompted the National Weather Service to warn of “dangerously cold windchills.”

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raineyrooDec. 11, 13 8:58 AM

Calling on "Hardy Minnesotan's" as mentioned in the article. What are those? When I lived in the metro, I didn't see any of my neighbors for months. The sidewalks in our Eagan neigborhood were void of any walkers/joggers. You could get a seat at any restaurant in town on a Thursday or Friday night without waiting.

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BadgerDec. 11, 13 9:42 AM

raineyroo - don't know what secluded world you live in, but I was out on Saturday afternoon in the bitter cold shopping and WalMart and Sam's Club were packed, and the roads were VERY busy with people going to and fro. It sure looked to me like "hardy Minnesotans" were out and about full force going about their business, and they still are.

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jimjimjimjimDec. 11, 13 9:46 AM

It is just a weather event according to the man made global warming alarmists. Will they remember that 100 degree days in the summer are also just a weather event instead of claiming it proof of man made global warming?

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raineyrooDec. 11, 1310:10 AM

Badger - Obviously, people do need to venture outside their home for groceries. After that, it's back indoors during the winter months.

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oimmigrationDec. 11, 1310:17 AM

That's Minnesnowta. It can get cold in Minnesnowta but this is nothing. I've seen and felt temps down to -20F or -30F on a regular basis, and two weeks or more straight where the temp never went above 0F. So, it can be worse folks. But this cold seems a little early to me but it can happen I hear, from the weather experts. I just wonder what January and February is going to bring?? Warmer or colder than this?? Stay tuned.

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oimmigrationDec. 11, 1310:30 AM

Some places in Russia, Canada, Alaska, and even Minnesnowta, the actual air temp gets down to around -50F or -60F during the winter. And, in Antarctica it gets down to -100F or more! Wow, now that's cold! I have never experienced that kind of cold, and don't want to, but some folks have it worse than we do here in the Twin Cities metro area.

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oimmigrationDec. 11, 1310:40 AM

And, I remember wind chills in the -70F to -100F. Wind chills the -20F to -30F is nothing really compared to the old days in Minnesnowta. I'm not a big fan of the use of wind chill, makes it sound worse than it really is. Wish they would stop using it.

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fatredneckDec. 11, 1310:40 AM

raineyroo has nothing better to do in San Diego than troll S&T weather articles.

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oimmigrationDec. 11, 1310:49 AM

I do believe that Minnesnowta is getting warmer, but very slowly. It does not get as cold as it used to. From an old time Minnesnowta native.

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banndcathyDec. 11, 1311:39 AM

Why, when I was a kid back in the 60s and 70s, we would get 100 inches of snow every year, the temperature got down to -30 below every year and we had to shovel a rock driveway,to get my dad's 56 Olds out of the snow drifts from in our driveway - no garage and none of this snowblowing stuff. At least that's what I tell my kids...

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