Frigid Cold Isn't Stopping Folks From Heading Outside

Dan Romano
November 10, 2017 09:42 PM

Old Man Winter has arrived, and he did so with a vengeance. Many towns across the Northland woke up to temperatures below zero this morning, especially in Minnesota, and that had many folks bundling up to stay warm.

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Many full-blooded Northlanders warmed up a bit as temperatures climbed into the teens and 20s. That allowed some to enjoy the sunshine in Canal Park while they checked out the shoreline of Lake Superior and other area attractions. However, those that were out and about didn’t mind the cold and the biting wind as long as they were wearing multiple layers.\

  Scott Knight and his daughter Sarah stopped in Duluth on their way to Split Rock Lighthouse from Chaska. He says it’s pretty cold for November, but it’s not too much of deterrence.

"You know, it kind of has an edge to it, but it's really wonderful. We're here to explore and have a good time and we're dressed for it, so we're good,” said Knight.

Temperatures remained 20 to 30 degrees below average through the afternoon, but sunny skies create a bit of warmth, even if it’s just psychological for those walking around.

However, Sandy Scott says she’d rather bundle up in cold weather instead of having to deal with the sweltering heat of the summer.

"I'm one of those gals that gets angry in the heat. I'd be better to bundle up then have to sweat and not be able to take anything more off to cool yourself down,” said Scott.

Those that did head out in the frigid weather were careful not to stay out too long or venture too far from the their warm vehicles.

But not everyone is a fan of the January-like weather. Jody Hulne-Strege says she likes the cooler weather typical found in November.

“Is it kind of a bummer that it's this cold this soon,” said Hulne-Strege.

According to Chief Meteorologist Justin Liles, the extreme cold won’t stick around for too much longer. Liles says high temperatures will climb back into the 30s and 40s by the start of the upcoming workweek.


Dan Romano

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