According to NOAA's outlook for the next two weeks, Minnesotans should probably keep their long underwear and electric blankets handy.

What has been a very mild winter until the last week or so, our current Arctic experience over the last week or so will receive a reinforcement of cold air late this week.

The high and low temperatures we've been experiencing this week, along with the dangerously low wind chills are the coldest Minnesota has experienced in two years..

NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the parent agency of the National Weather Service says that most of upper midwest can expect below normal temperatures this February, and near slightly above normal to near normal precipitation.

National Weather Service

Highs through next week will be a few degrees on either side of zero with overnight lows in the teens and 20s below zero. Wind chills each night and morning will range from 20 to 35 degrees below zero. During the daytime hours, wind chill values are still expected to be between 15 and 25 degrees below zero.

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National Weather Service

High temperatures will hover in the single digits above and below zero through at least next Monday, with low temperatures approaching -20 each night. Expect wind chills to be significantly lower.

Winter gets pretty long in Minnesota, especially if we don't find ways to get out and embrace it. Skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, snow shoeing, skating, and just gold old walking are all great ways to get out and take it all in.

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