Lakeville commuters will see subzero temperatures, extreme wind chills Tuesday morning.
Lakeville and the rest of the Twin Cities Metro area are in for another round of wicked cold Tuesday morning. Today's relatively mild winter temperatures will plunge overnight; by 8 a.m., it should be 5 below zero, accompanied by winds of more than 20 mph. That adds up to a dangerous wind chill of 28 below zero. Temperatures should recover into their 20s again later in the week, but more snow is expected to fall Thursday and Friday. The cities could also see snow showers next Tuesday and Wednesday. As always, it's important to be safe during such extreme temperatures, which can freeze exposed skin in less than half an hour. Here are a few reminders from the Federal Emergency Management Agency about dealing with severe cold:
Just in time for your year-end parties, temperatures will drop below 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 have a few drinks 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 Lakeville, it'll be about 5-below-zero, with a wind chill factor in the double-digit-below-zero range. That's cold enough to cause hypothermia and frostbite within minutes for 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 …