Cold Weather Returns to Minneapolis

By Samantha-Rae Tuthill, Staff Writer
February 23, 2014; 4:02 AM ET
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More bitterly cold air is on the way for Minneapolis as the now-infamous polar vortex makes its way back into the United States.

Very low temperatures will be the rule, with highs dropping to the single digits by Tuesday. Overnight lows will drop below zero. Temperatures will be as much as 20 degrees below normal for this time of year.

It has been 35 years since there has been a winter this cold in the Minneapolis area.

The mean average temperature during the meteorological winter, which runs from December through February, is 10.3 degrees, the 11th coldest on record for Minneapolis, according to the National Weather Service.

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Lows through Wednesday will be in the negative single digits. With winds and other factors, however, with RealFeel® temperatures will be more than 10 degrees below actual temperatures at times.

Anyone outdoors should wear the proper clothing, as temperatures this low could cause cold-related illnesses such as hypothermia and frostbite.


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