Frigid temperatures for ringing in the New Year

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Arctic air is surging into the state New Year’s Eve, bringing dangerous wind chills and some snow.  

While the snow will be tapering off through the evening, temperatures will keep dropping. Combine quickly falling temps and gusty northerly winds, and you have the recipe for a dangerously cold night.

The feels like temperature in northwest Minnesota could approach -45 degrees overnight, with frostbite possible in just 5 minutes. While the metro won’t be that cold, and there is no official advisory out for the frigid conditions, wind chills surpassing -15 degrees will be possible, with frostbite forming in less than 15 minutes to exposed skin.  

Take precautions when traveling in these conditions because just a few extra minutes outside can get you into big trouble.