Blizzard's last blast: bone-chilling coldAlthough the snow from Saturday's blizzard has tapered off, winds remain strong, creating dangerous wind chills.
A winter weather advisory for much of central Minnesota, including Douglas County, remains in effect today, Sunday.
Light snow and dangerous wind chills are occurring in the lakes area. Wind chills in the 25 to 35 below range will be common today, according to the National Weather Service. Areas of blowing snow are expected, which will significantly reduce visibility at times in open areas.
Occasional light snow will produce minor additional accumulations of less than inch.
Travel will be hazardous today, especially in open country, the weather service warns. If you must drive, make sure to carry a winter survival kit. If your vehicle becomes stranded, do not leave the vehicle in this kind of wind, cold and poor visibility. You could easily become disoriented and lose your way in open country.
The advisory is expected to remain in effect until 6 p.m. today, Sunday.
On Saturday, a dispatcher at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said there were several crashes throughout the county, especially on Interstate 94 and in unprotected areas out in the country.
The latest blizzard comes after a snowstorm descended on the area last weekend, which resulted in school closings and many other cancellations and postponements.