While waiting for -18 to turn to -19, I googled "hunker down" and got this: "To take shelter, literally or figuratively; to assume a defensive position to resist difficulties." Doesn't seem to fit most Minnesotans.
Patrick Hogan, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Airports Commission, said the cold isn’t likely to effect air travel out of the Twin Cities. He hadn’t heard of any cancellations or delays Sunday.
Xcel Energy increased staff Sunday and Monday to deal with the possibility of increased calls. All was quiet Sunday; no electrical outages were reported, said spokeswoman Mary Sandok.
Here we go ... the 10 p.m. official word on overnight temps from National Weather Service meteorologist Shawn DeVinny: The Twin Cities metro area will sink to 26 below in the predawn hours, and Monday’s high will be 15 below, Take it to the bank (if it's open tomorrow.)
Power appears restored in Maplewood. Power outages continue in the Wisconsin communities of Hudson and New Richmond.
Alert posted to website of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport says: "Record low temps not expected to affect MSP airport. Check with your airline for questions about flight status."
Dakota Electric says it has reported power to most of the 1,730 members in northern Lakeville and south Burnsville area. It reported an outage at about 4 a.m.