The Free Press, Mankato, MN

January 23, 2014

Even colder air predicted to end the month


The Mankato Free Press

---- — MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bitterly cold weather has closed Minnesota's three largest school districts, along with dozens of others.

Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis and St. Paul schools are closed Thursday as administrators expressed concern over keeping students safe with wind chills of 35 below zero.

Forecasters are expecting a little relief from the biting cold on Friday, but the subzero temperatures aren't even close to letting up. University of Minnesota climatologist, Mark Seeley, tells the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1ioK1Xr ) that even colder temperatures are predicted through the end of the month. Seeley says there have been few weather patterns like this since 1982.

Temperatures dipped to 30 below without the wind chill in Park Rapids Wednesday night and 27 below at Bemidji.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com