Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Wind chills could reach dangerous levels in Dakota County.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Here we go again. The unseasonably warm temperatures of the past few days give way to another cold snap today, with temperatures in central Dakota County dropping to about 3 below zero tonight. Thursday's high will barely top the zero mark, and on Thursday night, we could see temperatures dip to 12 below zero. The cold temperatures could be accompanied by winds of up to 17 mph, which would equal a wind chill of more than 30 below zero. That's cold enough to warrant special precautions; going outdoors for more than 30 minutes without gloves or a face mask could result in frostbite. Motorists are urged to pack along extra clothing and a …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Just in time for your year-end parties, temperatures will drop to zero, and the wind chill factor could be in the negative double digits. That's potentially dangerous for revelers.
So you think it's OK to get drunk for New Year's Eve because you're not driving? Don't be so sure. Not getting behind the wheel may keep you out of jail, but the weather authorities are now adding a warning about another danger: tonight's extremely low temperatures. In central Dakota County, it'll be about zero, with a wind chill factor in the double-digit-below-zero range. That's cold enough to cause hypothermia and frostbite among those who aren't properly attired with a good hat and gloves. Say, people whose imbibing early in the evening gives them a sense of artificial invulnerability? In that case, just walking down a street could be dangerous. The warning gets stronger as you get further south. In Northfield, for instance, the wind…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The National Weather Service says temperatures will bottom out on Thursday morning.
The National Weather Service issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for a handful of Minnesota counties, including Dakota County, through Thursday. “Very cold arctic air will pour into the region overnight … and create wind chill values of 20 to 30 [degrees] below zero by [Thursday] morning,” according to the outlook for today. Tomorrow, forecasters predict the wind chill values will average 15 to 26 degrees below zero in the morning, with a 60 percent chance of accumulating snowfall on Friday.