Death Toll Rises in Northeast Storm; Record Lows Likely
The bitter cold that gripped the snow-covered northern tier from Cleveland to Boston on Friday shows no sign of easing, as another arctic blast roaring out of Canada threatens to drive weekend temperatures to all-time record lows.
The National Weather Service said “dangerously cold temperatures” will slam the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest through the weekend, driving wind chill temperatures in some areas to 50, 60 or even 70 degrees below zero by Sunday night.
The weather service warned that “wind chills colder than 50 below can cause exposed flesh to freeze in only 5 to 10 minutes.”
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced Friday that all schools in the state would be closed Monday. All-time record cold temperatures are possible in Minneapolis on Monday, according to the weather service.