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Q2 Weather: It was cold in our neighbor to the east

Posted at 11:58 AM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 13:58:18-05

There is cold.  Then there is North Dakota Cold.

Readings across northern North Dakota were routinely below -30 degrees Fahrenheit early Wednesday morning.  A National Weather Service Cooperative reporter recorded -49 degrees just outside Rugby.

Wind chills were widely reported at less than -50 within the past 24 hours.  That combination of wind and cold promotes the start of frostbite in just minutes.

Most of North Dakota is under a Wind Chill Warning through early Thursday.