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Red River Valley under wind chill advisory

"The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes," the weather service said in its advisory. "Use caution while outside. Wear appropriate winter clothing."

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Snow blows over the tops of drifts during a blizzard warning Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, on the south side of Hector International Airport in Fargo, with gusts of 39 mph.
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FARGO — The Red River Valley was under a wind chill advisory Wednesday morning, Jan. 19, according to the National Weather Service.

The advisory is in effect until noon Thursday in parts of central, north-central, northwest and west-central Minnesota and northeast and southeast North Dakota, with wind chills as low as 40 below zero.

"The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes," the weather service said in its advisory. "Use caution while outside. Wear appropriate winter clothing."

The weather service also warned of areas of blowing snow and reduced visibility early Wednesday,

"While much less numerous than yesterday, there will remain bands of blowing snow, suspended snow, early this morning," the weather service said in a statement. "As winds diminish and drier air moves in midday and afternoon these bands will dissipate."

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The high in Fargo on Wednesday is expected to hit minus 3, with a low tonight of minus 23. Thursday's high is forecast to be minus 5, with Friday warming to a high of 27 degrees.

As of Wednesday morning, there were no travel alerts for North Dakota counties and no weather warnings for motorists in western Minnesota.

For more information about road conditions in North Dakota, go to www.travel.nd.gov and get current weather updates at www.weather.gov.

For more information about road conditions in Minnesota, visit https://511mn.org/

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