According to the National weather service: Extremely cold Arctic air is surging into the region on northwest winds of 20 to 25 mph. This will create life threatening wind chills of 35 below to 50 below zero this morning, with 30 to 45 below zero readings this afternoon through Tuesday morning.
Wind Chill Warning remains in effect until noon CST Tuesday.
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A year round resident on the refuge however numbers soar during the winter. Look below locks and dams where the river is not frozen. Aerial displays and pair bonding are best viewed from January through March. In winter, over 1,000 bald eagles grab fish,ducks or coots in the open water.