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25th anniversary of record cold week in southern Wisconsin

MADISON (WKOW) – January 14-20, 1994 marked a historically cold week across southern Wisconsin and much of the eastern half of the U.S.

In fact, it was the second coldest week ever recorded in Madison, only falling short of an even colder stretch of weather in 1912.

Low temps were below -15° for a week straight! Three nights in a row, temps fell to -27° and wind chills were as cold as -40°.

Arctic air settles in across Midwest beginning this weekend: full forecast

AAA reported a record number of service calls that week. And MG&E said there was a record amount of natural gas used up.

Max Tsaparis

Wake Up Wisconsin Meteorologist

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