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Bundle Up: Extreme Cold Hits Minnesota

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If the snow didn’t tell you that winter is here early, the cold certainly will.

You will want to get familiar with the wind chill chart again. The Twin Cities will see temperatures near 9 degrees Thursday with -15 wind chill. The extended period of cold weather in Minnesota will possibly last until Dec. 20, according to KSTP Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas.

Cities Declare Snow Emergencies, Towing Rules Get Tricky

After yesterday’s snowfall, snow emergencies are in place for many cities across the Twin Cities metro, so your car may have been gone this morning if you parked on the street.

42 Inches of Snow Recorded at Two Harbors

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Plunging temperatures in Minnesota are making snow removal a bit tricky as fluffy precipitation turns to rock hard ice.
    
City crews in Duluth scrambled to clear streets before the deep freeze Thursday. Schools are canceling classes again in Duluth, Superior, Wis., and other cities in the region.
    

Measurable Snow Falls in Northern Minn., Wis.

Snow in Crosslake on Oct. 20 - KSTP/Jessica Miles

Snow showers are in the forecast for much of the week near the Twin Ports and northern Minnesota.
    
Measurable snow fell Sunday to the north. The community of Askov in Pine County got the most with 5 inches. A little more than two inches of snow is on the ground in Pine City.

Dave Dahl's Snow-O-Meter Predicts Snowy, Cold Winter

KSTP's Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl is predicting 75 inches of snow this winter.

That's about 8 more inches of snow than last winter when there was a total of 67 inches.

He says his forecast is based on a 30 year cycle we go through. We had some heavy snow back in the 1980's and now we can expect some heavier snow again.

Power Outages, Hail Reported as Storms Hit Metro

Dark, midday sky over University Avenue in St. Paul. - Photo: KSTP/Maricella Miranda

Strong thunderstorms moved through the Twin Cities on Thursday, dropping quarter-size hail in some areas. Rain was expected to continue until 8 p.m.

Damage

More Minnesota Farms Relying on Irrigation

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Alan Peterson is among a growing number of Minnesota farmers are relying on irrigation to ensure they can produce a crop when the weather turns dry.