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Jan 27, 2014 at 6:12 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) High winds created ground blizzard conditions and major travel problems across Minnesota Sunday.

National Weather Service forecaster Mike Greisinger says 2 to 4 inches of fresh snow that fell Saturday night into Sunday was blown around by very strong northwest winds.

Greisinger says Redwood Falls reported a peak wind gust of 60 miles per hour Sunday. Winds gusted to near 50 miles per hour in the Belgrade area and to 46 miles per hour at St. Cloud Regional Airport.

The winds will taper off Monday, but bitterly cold weather will follow. AWind Chill Warning is posted through noon Tuesday, with wind chill values of 40 to 50 below zero expected.

Greisinger says indications are that temperatures will remain below normal thorugh mid-February. 

The normal high for St. Cloud is now 22 degrees, with a normal low of 2 above zero. 

Greisinger says we saw an old-fashioned ground blizzard Sunday

Greisinger says very strong winds rolled through the state

Now that the blizzard is over--we're in for bitterly cold air

Indications are it will stay very cold through at least mid-February

Mike Tanner

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