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UPDATE: Arctic surge leads to record-low Wis. temps

UPDATED Tuesday, December 31, 2013 --- 1:32 p.m.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- The recent surge of arctic air in Wisconsin has led to record-breaking low temperatures in places like Owen, a Clark County town that hit minus 31 degrees this week.

A La Crosse Tribune report says records were tied or broken in about half a dozen cities in the region.

The La Crosse airport hit a low of minus 17 degrees. That tied a record set in 1976. Friendship also tied a record with temperatures of minus 22.

Owen got down to minus 31 degrees, two degrees colder than the previous record set in 1963.

Zack Taylor is a meteorologist with the National Weather service. He says the cold is part of an arctic front. He says temperatures should warm up a tad later this week, but another arctic front could arrive by the weekend.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 --- 6:18 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A blast of cold air is moving into Wisconsin, bringing brutal temperatures and dangerous wind chills.

The National Weather Service says Wisconsin will see temperatures drop throughout the day Sunday. Most of the state is under a wind chill advisory Sunday night and into Monday.

The Green Bay area will see wind chills anywhere from 20 below zero to 35 degrees below zero. Madison could also see Sunday night wind chills as low as minus 25, with some light snow possible on Monday.

Freezing rain or drizzle could also be an issue in southern Wisconsin, and could affect driving conditions.

The cold is expected to stick around for the next couple of days, with below-zero temperatures expected on Monday and Tuesday nights.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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