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A strong winter storm brought accumulating snow, and life threatening cold to the entire region over the 16th and 17th. This storm system brought from 2 to 8 inches of snow in average across the entire area. A narrow snow band of 6 to 10 inches of snow developed east of the Interstate 29, and along the Interstate 90 across southwest Minnesota. Highest amounts were reported in Jackson, Minnesota with 10 inches of snow.

This storm also brought extreme cold to the region.  Temperatures fell as low as 30 below zero by Sunday morning, some of the coldest air we've experienced in 7 years. Wind chills as low as 40 to 50 below zero were seen in portions of the region on the morning of December 18th.

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