Dangerously Cold Weather to Impact Wisconsin Next Week
January 9, 2009
From Wisconsin Emergency Management:
Wisconsin will be under a deep arctic freeze next week. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a combination of brisk winds and cold temperatures will result in dangerous wind chill values between 20 and 30 below zero or colder. So far this winter, at least two deaths in Wisconsin are attributed to the bitter cold.
Meteorologists with the NWS say the cold snap will begin Tuesday morning with temperatures in the single digits in the south and 10-15 below in the north with wind chills of 15-30 below. The arctic air will remain in the state for at least 4 to 5 days. Some areas in northwestern Wisconsin could see wind chills reaching 40 below zero. This is expected to be the coldest weather in the last 15 years.