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Monday’s low: -22

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BEMIDJI – How cold did it get?

The National Weather Service on Monday continued to warn of “dangerous” wind chills sweeping throughout the region.

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Bemidji’s low temperature on Monday, as of the afternoon, was reported at 6 a.m., at 22 degrees below zero, or 38 below with the wind chill, according to the NWS out of Grand Forks, N.D.

Cold weather canceled a variety of local events, including the temporary closure of Buena Vista Ski Area and Bemidji’s outdoor rinks and broomball league.

The NWS warned of arctic air moving into the region, bringing with it 5-15 mph winds, which when combined with the cold temperatures, could drop wind chills to 40 to 45 degrees below zero.

The wind chill warning was expected to expire Monday evening.

On Tuesday, the NWS is predicting a partly-sunny day with highs reaching 4 below zero, with west winds coming in about 6 mph.

Tuesday night is expected to be cloudy, with a low around 16 below with wind chills dropping as low as 31 below; west winds will come in about 3-6 mph.

Looking toward the rest of the week, the NWS predicts the following forecast:

-- Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 1; west northwest wind 6-8 mph.

-- Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11 below zero.

-- Thursday: 30 percent chance of snow after 7 a.m.; cloudy, with a high near 3.

-- Friday: Slight chance of snow; mostly sunny, with a high near 0.

-- Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 11.

-- Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21.

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