How Minnesota cold compares to Antarctica and Mars - KMSP-TV

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At 9 a.m. Monday, the temperature in Minneapolis was a sitting at about -20. At the same time, the temperature at Concordia Station in Antarctica was -19.

ESA Concordia Station, Antarctica

Ice cream freezer

Most grocery store ice cream freezers are kept at about -20, a perfect match for morning temperatures in the Twin Cities.

Not quite as cold as Mars

The Rover Environmental Monitoring Station on the planet Mars most recently recorded air temperatures between -60 and -125 degrees Celsius, equal to -76 to -193 Fahrenheit. Temperatures in Minnesota bottomed-out at about -35 F.

Mars Science Lab

A WIND CHILL WARNING is in effect until Tuesday at noon, with wind chills of -40 to -60 Monday morning and frostbite times of around 5 minutes. The high temperature in the Twin Cities will top out at -16 Monday afternoon, dropping to -20s with wind chills between -40 to -60 again Monday night.

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