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Extreme Cold Blasts the Midwest, SWIFT Weather HQ

by Rory Groves        January 6, 2014  |  12:07 pm  |  Category: Company | Latest News

Extreme cold polar temps descended south over the weekend to bring subzero temperatures and dangerously cold windchills across the Midwest including North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and of course Minnesota -- home base to the SWIFT Weather operations.

We Minnesotans are used to cold weather, but this is one for the recordbooks. As a whole, this winter has been the coldest in decades with several weeks of subzero temperatures.

We woke this morning with temperatures at -18 degrees Farhenheit near Minneapolis and Wind Chill values around -45 degrees. That number is to expected to drop further overnight to -21 degrees F and almost -50 Wind Chill. And Minneapolis isn't the coldest part of the state by a long shot. The further north you go, the colder it gets.

 

Stay warm and plan ahead if you need to travel anywhere. Stock up on winter gear -- after Christmas is a good time to get deep discounts on winter apparel.

 

Best Regards,

Rory Groves

 

 

Northeast Deals with Bitter Cold While Awaiting Next Winter Storm

by Jamie Robinson        January 24, 2011  |  4:24 pm  |  Category: Latest News

The northeast is again preparing for a winter storm, that by some accounts, could rival the storm that hit around Christmas.  In addition, temperatures in the northeast are plummeting to near record lows.  On top of everything, wind chills are dangerously low.  The map below shows the current wind chill advisories and warnings currently in place over the northeast.

Be sure when venturing outside in these conditions to use appropriate precautions as frost bite can occur very quickly.  Some precautions to take:

Be sure to wear hats and gloves
Dress in multiple layers
Limit your exposure

 

The map above was generated using the Warnings and Advisories layer within Weather Defender.

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