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Local temperatures break or tie previous cold weather records

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Published: Jan. 31, 2019 at 8:43 AM CST
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You can officially describe this deep freeze as "record-breaking cold."

The National Weather Service says three Northeast Wisconsin communities either broke or tied record low temperatures for Jan. 31.

Green Bay's low of -26 tied a record set 120 years ago!

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CITY ... TEMPERATURE ... OLD RECORD ... YEAR

Appleton ... -26 ... -22 ... 1996

Oshkosh ... -26 (TIE) ... -26 ... 1918

Green Bay ... -26 (TIE) ... -26 ... 1899

Marshfield ... -30 (TIE) ... -30 ... 1996

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When you take into consideration the wind chills, this cold weather could cause frostbite on exposed skin in 10 minutes or less.

The Polar Vortex is nearly over. StormCenter 2 Chief Meteorologist Steve Beylon says, "Look for highs reaching the freezing mark Saturday afternoon, with highs well into the 40s Sunday and Monday!"

You can follow the forecast as it develops by downloading the free StormCenter 2 On the Go app.

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