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Special WeatherTalk: Dangerous Weather Should be Treated Seriously (January 29-31)

Dangerous Weather Should be Treated Seriously (January 29-31): The next 48 hours (Tuesday midday to Thursday midday) will bring temperatures and Wind Chill conditions that are serious threats, the most severe conditions on a statewide basis since those of late January and early February in 1996 across Minnesota.   Even in a broader historical context these severe conditions are quite rare having occurred about once every 10 to 12 years over the past 120 years of record keeping. Perhaps the one place on Earth where cold weather is taken most seriously as a health risk is Antarctica.   At the Amundsen-Scott South Pole station this week Wind Chill values will be in the minus 20s and minus 30s F.   We will have colder conditions here in Minnesota.   Below is a chart of projected Wind Chill conditions from the National Weather Service. According to NOAA-National Weather Service guidelines from the medical profession exposed human f lesh can freeze in 10 minutes wit