Minnesotans prep for extreme cold snap - KMSP-TV

Minnesotans prep for extreme cold snap

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Minnesotans are busy preparing for the state's coldest weather in 18 years as wind chills from -30 to -60 are expected to roll in Sunday night into Monday.

WIND CHILL WARNING

Wind Chill Warning will be in effect through noon Tuesday. Expect wind chills from -30 to -60, especially Sunday night into Monday.

WEATHER TIMELINE

Sunday:
 Partly sunny and frigid. Chills to -45° by evening. Blustery with afternoon falling temps. WIND: WNW @ 15-25 mph. HIGH: -10°.

Sunday night: We'll likely see our coldest night in almost 20 years with lows to -26° and chills to -55° by Monday morning. WIND: WNW @ 15-25 mph.

Monday: Frigid temperatures continue with dangerous wind chills plummeting to -55°. Blustery. WIND: WNW @ 15-25 mph. HIGH: -15°.

PREPPING FOR COLD

Daycare:
Parents are searching for daycare options now that Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all K-12 public schools in Minnesota to be closed Monday, Jan. 6 due to extreme cold statewide.

Groceries: Rainbow Foods in St. Louis Park estimated about 25 to 30 percent more sales as shoppers stock up on essentials before the cold weather strikes.

Gas: Gas stations are bustling with activity as many drivers fill up to avoid frozen gas lines if their tanks dip too low.

More: 5 tips to prepare for frigid forecast

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