The arctic cold plunging into the United States will drop AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures will be down to 50 below zero or colder across the northern Plains tonight.
Thermometers across much of North Dakota, northern Minnesota and northeastern South Dakota will be measuring actual low temperatures colder than 20 below zero tonight.
However, a brisk northwest wind of 10 to 20 mph will dangerously drop AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures toward or past 50 below zero.
The combination of the cold and wind will be so extreme in far northern North Dakota, including in Minot and Grand Forks, for RealFeel temperatures to even approach 60 below zero.
Actual and RealFeel temperatures will be at their coldest around dawn.
Little relief from the brutal cold will come after sunrise. In fact, Monday is shaping up to be the coldest day of the week with temperatures remaining below zero all day in and around Minnesota.
That includes Minneapolis, which has not endured a subzero high temperature since January 15, 2009, a record streak of 1,467 days (including today).
A high of only 15 below zero is expected in International Falls, Minn., making for the city's coldest day since temperatures were held to 22 below zero on February 2, 1996.
As will be the case tonight, the wind will continue to worsen the situation on Monday by holding RealFeel temperatures to 30 below zero or colder throughout Minnesota and surrounding areas.
While the brutal cold eases across western North Dakota, Monday night will be even colder than tonight throughout Minnesota and the rest of the Midwest.
Actual temperatures will bottom out at 32 below zero in International Falls, but some may find it hard to believe that the city has endured more frigid temperatures this time of year. The record low for Monday is 46 below zero (from 2011) with Tuesday's record 38 below zero from 1907.
Arctic air will continue to have a firm grip on International Falls and all of the Upper Midwest through at least the workweek.
Stay safe during this severe cold wave by following the tips given in this news story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards.
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Astoria, Or (1998)
5.56 inches of rain fell, setting a new all-time record. the previous rainfall record was 4.53 inches from January 9, 1966.
Great Appalachian Storm (24th-26th) developed greatest wind force, deepest snow, most severe early-season cold in history of the Northeast: 18.8 inches of snow at Akron, OH; Youngstown, OH, had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 20.7 inches and a maximum single storm total of 28.7 inches; Steubenville, OH, had a maximum single storm total of 36.3 inches; Pittsburgh, PA, had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 20.1 inches and a maximum single storm total of 27.7 inches; and Charleston, WV had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 15.1 inches and a maximum single storm total of 25.6 inches. At coastal stations such as Newark and Boston single-minute wind speeds in excess of 80 mph were registered. There was a 108 mph gust at Newark. Peak gusts of 110 were noticed at Concord, NH; 108 mph at Newark, NJ; and 100 mph at Hartford, CT. Atop Mt. Washington, a wind gust of 160 mph hit from the southeast early on the 26th. Central Park, in the heart of sheltered Manhattan Island, set an 80-year record of 70 mph.
Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton (1971)
Heavy snowfall in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. It started to snow the night before, and by about noon Thanksgiving Day 11/25/71, 20.5 inches of snow was reported on the ground at the Avoca, PA airport. Some of the surrounding areas had even more snow. Dallas, PA, had 27 inches and parts of the Poconos had as much as 30 inches. Barn roofs collapsed, power lines were downed, and tree branches were broken. The majority of the snow fell within 12 hours.