Minneapolis: Extreme Cold Remains Through Weekend

By Kristen Rodman, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
February 28, 2014; 12:58 AM
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Frigid cold and low temperatures will continue to sweep Minneapolis, dropping temperatures to near or below zero for the remainder of the week.

As the weekend approaches, night time temperatures will dip into the single digits.

It will be an extremely frigid night and anyone outdoors will be at risk for cold-related illnesses such as hypothermia or frostbite.

Overnight temperatures through Saturday will all be around 10 below zero F.

Temperatures will retreat back into the single digits from the teens for the weekend.

Overnight lows are forecast to dip well below normal each night through the weekend. A chance for snow will remain throughout the Saturday and Sunday, followed by sun and clearer skies Monday.

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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 F. This is the 11th-coldest meteorological winter on record for Minneapolis, according to the National Weather Service.

Tune in to AccuWeather Live Midday every weekday at noon EST. We will be talking about the return of cold air in the Midwest and East, as well as more storms and the potential for rain in California.

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