Single digit temperatures possible for the first time this Winter

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) While it was certainly colder outside Wednesday, we are still lacking any Arctic chill across southern Wisconsin this Winter. As of Wednesday, we are at 329 days since our last single digit temperature. You have to go back to February 13th of 2018 for the last single digit temperature in Madison. This is the longest stretch in recorded history, going back to 1869!

Another record in jeopardy is the latest first single digit temperature of the Winter season which was set January 11, 1914. There is a chance we will record our first single digit temperature of the season by early Thursday morning with a forecast low of 9 degrees. If we don't drop into the single digits Thursday morning, there are very few opportunities over the next few weeks to do so.

Sometimes it is hard to comprehend the warm weather we have been having over the last month or two because it "feels good" outside. While it is hard to point any one specific weather event to Climate Change, this is yet another event that combined with the others do suggest so.

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