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A double blast of winter

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A double blast of winter descended on Douglas County this week.

First, there was the snow. More than 10 inches of it fell in the Alexandria area on Monday and Wednesday, creating crashes, postponements and a two-hour late start to school on Thursday morning.

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Now comes the cold.

Douglas County is under a wind chill advisory until noon on Saturday.

Brace yourself for dangerously cold conditions with wind chill readings dropping between 25 and 35 below starting Thursday night and into Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Even without the howling winds, it will be a very cold weekend.

Temperatures are expected to drop to 14 below zero on Friday and to 8 below zero on Saturday. The high temperature for the weekend: 4 degrees above on Sunday.

The forecast calls for the area to stay in the deep freeze through Wednesday, with high temperatures in the single-digits.