Record low temperature set in Madison

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MADISON (WKOW) – We’ve had blistering cold and temps that have dropped  even further this  morning

The all-time record low set in Madison was -37° on 1/30/1951.

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Actual temps have only gotten below -30 one other time in Madison on 1/15/1963.

Winds will be lighter than last night, which allows temps to more easily plunge. However, if you do feel a light breeze through Thursday morning, wind chills will still be -35 to -50!

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Temps will approach 0° in the afternoon with increasing clouds. This is another quick moving low-pressure system that will bring around an inch of snow late-day Thursday through Thursday night.

This snow system will cause the “polar vortex” to retreat back north allowing for a pattern change.

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Just like the past 24-36 hours, your Storm Track team encourages to wear at least 3 layers of everything if you have to spend any time outdoors.

Exposed skin will begin to experience signs of frostbite in just 5-10 minutes. Please be safe!

Know signs of hypothermia
Know signs of hypothermia


Max Tsaparis

Max Tsaparis

Max Tsaparis is a certified Storm Track meteorologist at WKOW.
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