Bitter Cold Arrives as Minnesota Recovers From Snowstorm
James Allen | Feb 8, 2019 AT 5:23 am
Minnesotans are waking up to bitter cold and dangerous wind chills this morning after a major snowstorm crippled the state. Temperatures dropped to 20-below zero at Fosston in northwest Minnesota, minus-16 in Bemidji and Walker, negative-13 in Marshall, 12 below at St. Cloud and Brainerd, minus-10 in Rochester and negative-nine degrees in the Twin Cities and New Ulm. Wind chills at 4 A-M were 20- to 41-below zero statewide. The frigid air follows a winter storm that dumped six inches to a foot of snow across Minnesota Thursday and shut down travel. MnDOT pulled snowplows in several areas and there were more than 15-hundred crashes. Governor Walz declared a state of emergency last night and ordered the National Guard to help out stranded motorists in Renville County. MnDOT says travel conditions will be difficult again today due to the ice on the roads under the fresh snowfall.