Deep freeze starts to bite in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A cold snap that that National Weather Service is calling “historic and dangerous” has arrived in Minnesota.

Temperatures were down to 8 degrees below zero in the Twin Cities area around midmorning Sunday, with wind chills in the mid to high 20 degrees below zero.

It’s even colder in far northern Minnesota, where the weather service reported temperatures in the mid-20s below zero and wind chills in the high 30s to mid-40s below zero in several cities, and a wind chill of minus 50 at Flag Island near the northernmost tip of the state.

Forecasters say extremely cold temperatures are on tap for Sunday night with temperatures dipping to between 25 below and 40 below, and wind chills plummeting to between 55 below and 65 below overnight.

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