At Polar Bear Plunge, 35-degree water awaits swimmers

Swimmers at the MSP Polar Bear Plunge are in for a cold one.

The event, to support Special Olympics Maryland, will take place at Sandy Point State Park, with plunges as early as 11 a.m. NOAA National Data Buoy Center's buoy near Annapolis registers the water temperature at 35.5 degrees.

The air temperature is expected to reach a high of 32, but it will feel more like 22 with the wind chill.

The waves will be 2-3 feet near Sandy Point because of northwest winds of about 14 mph.

Brave, warm-hearted plungers have another chance Feb. 23 at Deep Creek Lake.

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