Just how c-c-c-cold is it?Bone-chilling temperatures this week closed schools, postponed events and shattered records in Douglas County.
Bone-chilling temperatures this week closed schools, postponed events and shattered records in Douglas County.
The temperature plunged to 31 below zero on Tuesday, easily trouncing the 24 below mark set in 1965.
It didn’t get much better on Wednesday when the low temperature was 25 below zero.
The warmest it got on both Tuesday and Wednesday was 8 below zero.
Thursday brought more shivers. The low temperature dipped to 30 below (without wind chill), prompting Alexandria, Osakis, Brandon, Evansville, Parkers Prairie, Minnewaska and West Central Area to close school for the day.
With the wind chill factor, temperatures were in the 50 below zero range on Wednesday night and into Thursday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a wind chill warning.
The deep freeze has been going on all month. Temperatures have dropped below zero on 11 of 14 days.
The average temperature this month, according to Accuweather.com, was minus 0.5 degrees – nearly 8 degrees colder than normal.
Relief from the bitter cold is finally in sight. The weekend forecast calls for temperatures to rise to the mid 20s.