UPDATE: State temps dip to double digits below zero

UPDATED Tuesday, January 21, 2014 --- 9:02 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Another blast of arctic air has arrived in Wisconsin, pushing temperatures down into the double digits below zero.

The numbing temperatures along with northwest winds require extra precautions by those heading outdoors Tuesday. Wind chill temperatures have dropped to 20 and 30 degrees below zero Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory because frostbite can occur on exposed skin in as little as 20 minutes.

Temperatures without the wind chill factor are 25 below in Siren, 24 below in Hayward and 10 below in Green Bay and Stevens Point.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted Monday, January 20, 2014 --- 11:33 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Another band of arctic air is descending into the northern U.S., bringing a wave of frigid temperatures expected to linger for most of the week.

Temperatures plunged below zero in North Dakota and northern Minnesota on Monday morning. The cold front is expected to expand south into Iowa and as far east as Maine by Tuesday night, and will remain entrenched through Thursday.

National Weather Service meteorologist Paul Collar says the bitterly cold blast will lead to a swath of subzero temperatures, with highs in the single digits and wind chills of minus 20 or colder.

He says portions of Minnesota, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine are under wind chill warnings. He says the cold will be challenging but not as bad as the recent polar vortex.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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