UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News) It's as cold as advertised in northern Wisconsin this morning, although the wind-chills are a bit warmer than predicted. At five o'clock, the state's coldest wind-chill factors were 35-below at Ashland, Siren, and New Richmond. That's 10-degrees warmer than what was forecast. It's not as windy as predicted. Gusts were in the 25-mile-an-hour range in much of Wisconsin. Winds hit 44-miles-an-hour last night in Osceola.
Actual temperatures this morning ranged from 16-below at Siren to five-above at Kenosha and Janesville. It never got below zero in Green Bay during the night, but the city still expects to break a record this weekend for the number of sub-zero days in a winter. The current record is 48, set in 1977 -- and Green Bay is now one short of that. Wausau has had 50 below-zero days -- five short of its all-time record dating back to 1917.
The National Weather Service says our current cold spell will continue at least into early next week, with snow possible for tomorrow. Light snow fell in the northern half of the state last night. Presque Isle in Vilas County had two inches.