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Arctic Air Pushes Readings to 26 Below in Parts of Minn.

File Photo - Photo: AP/Jeff Roberson

Another round of arctic air has arrived in Minnesota, pushing temperatures below zero across the state.
    
The wind is making those subzero temperatures feel like 10 to 25 degrees below in some parts of the state. The National Weather Service advised those heading outdoors to take extra precautions to avoid frostbite.
    

After Brief Relief, Bitter Cold Temperatures Return

Sunday was warm and sunny in the Twin Cities with highs in the upper 30s, but don't expect those temperatures to last.

KSTP.com Meteorologist Dave Dahl said the balmy temperatures allowed many people to get out and enjoy some of the freshly-fallen snow. Skating and skiing seemed to be the theme around the area throughout the day.

Traffic Moved Along in Tuesday Evening Commute Following Snow

Daryl Daugherty clears the sidewalk in front of his home, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, as temperatures dropped lower than 10 below zero.  - Photo: AP/Michael Conroy

Tuesday morning's snowfall did not appear to have much of an impact on the evening commute. 

The majority of snow fell in the east Metro. Stillwater reported receiving 6 inches of snow, Forest Lake received 4.5 inches and Anoka got 4 inches. The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport officially received 3 inches. Drivers had to deal with a slow-moving morning commute.

Most Dangerous Temps in Decades Push Across US

A man wears a face mask and heavy clothes while walking through downtown Springfield, Ill., in blowing and falling snow as a strong winter storm moves through the Midwest Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. - Photo: AP/Seth Perlman

The coldest, most dangerous blast of polar air in decades gripped the Midwest and pushed toward the East and South on Monday, closing schools and day care centers, grounding flights and forcing people to pull their hoods and scarves tight to protect exposed skin from nearly instant frostbite.
    

Deep Freeze Brings Normal Activity to a Halt

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Hundreds of school districts, businesses and government offices are closed as an arctic blast plunged temperatures to subzero lows not seen in nearly two decades in Minnesota.

Here are some notable closures:

Schools and Colleges

Gone with the Wind Chill: Gusts Spread Winter Pain

Srirupa Chatterjee holds her hood as she crosses a street Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. - Photo: AP/Jeff Roberson

It's not the heat, it's the humidity, goes the old saying. For the tens of millions of Americans currently trapped in the deep freeze: It's not the cold, it's the wind.
    

Another Arctic Surge Coming this Weekend, Plunging Temps Break Records

File Photo - Photo: AP/Nati Harnik

Snow overnight brought less than an inch to the metro by Saturday morning. That made for some slick driving conditions around the Twin Cities.