Cold snap showing no signs of yielding

“Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” —Mark Twain Cold enough for ya? If so, cheer up. What you see is what you’re going to get for at least another week, according to the U.S. National Weather Service in Duluth.
The only respite appears to be Saturday, when the high is expected to reach minus-12 (10) under partly sunny skies.
After that, daytime highs of only between minus-18 and minus-16 (zero-three) are in the forecast again.
According to the weather office, the coldest temperature recorded so far this winter occurred Jan.
24, when the mercury plunged to a bone-numbing minus-38 (36 below).
Last night’s low hit minus-37 (35 below).
This morning’s bitter cold caused some school buses to be late, as well as closed schools and Rainy River Community College in International Falls.
But as if the cold isn’t enough, bitter windchills also will exist over the next few days as northwesterly winds raise the real potential for frostbite on any exposed skin.
And as weary shovellers will attest, this winter also has seen lots of snow compared to the last few years.
As of midnight last night, a total of 141.7 cm (55.8 inches) have accumulated here so far—exceeding the seasonal average of 110.7 cm (43.6 inches) for this date by more than a foot.