127 years ago today (1/21/1888) Green Bay experienced its coldest temperature ever -36 degrees. This season our coldest temperature has been just -12. While -36 is cold, it’s been much colder in Northwest Wisconsin. -55 is the coldest temperature recorded in the badger state, that was set in 1996 in the village of Couderay located in Sawyer County.
Looking nationally, the coldest temperature in the continental U.S.A. was -70 in Rogers Pass, Montana.
When you include Alaska the coldest temperature is -80 at Prospect Creek Camp near the Arctic Circle.
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Parts of NE Wisconsin are under a slight risk for severe thunderstorms Sunday afternoon/evening. Counties in the Fox 11 viewing area under the risk are Winnebago, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, and Waushara.
The main risk from these storms will be large hail and damaging winds. A warm front will trigger thunderstorms Sunday late afternoon/ early evening.
These storms will originate in Iowa and Illinois and move northeast into Wisconsin. Stormy weather is expected to continue Sunday night and into Monday. Much of NE Wisconsin is under a slight risk for severe storms Monday.
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Spring warmth (70s) may bring severe thunderstorms to parts of Wisconsin this week.
The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted Southwest Wisconsin for a risk for severe weather on Day 5, (D5 is the secret government code for Thursday). On Monday it will be D4, Tuesday D3……
While NE Wisconsin is not in the highlighted area, we could also have severe storms; at this point large hail will be the most likely threat.
What do you need to do now? Make sure you have a weather radio; it acts like a personal tornado siren for severe weather. Weather radios are an inexpensive way to save your life when damaging weather moves in; every family should have one. If you already have a weather radio, make sure it has new batteries inside.
Also, let your family know that storms Thursday could be severe. By planting that seed of information people will pay closer attention to the weather. At Fox 11 we don’t want anyone caught off guard by life threatening storms.
For the latest weather information tune into Good Day Wisconsin 5-9am and Fox 11 News @ 5pm and 9pm. And of course you can get weather information 24/7 here at Fox11online.com
Green Bay’s high temperature will be 20 degrees colder than Fairbanks Alaska today. This temperature flip is typical that when we see very cold weather in Wisconsin. Currently the jet stream is rising in Alaska (producing milder temperatures) and is dipping in the Great Lakes (giving us the never ending cold).
Tonight will be a good time to check out the International Space Station. It will float overhead at 6:45 pm. Skies should be clear and the ISS will be visible for about 4 minute. Just look northwest and it will appear like a bright moving star moving ESE. No need for a telescope, as you can see it with your eyes. Binoculars can also help you zoom in to it. If you missed the fly-by tonight click the link for more times to see it. http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/index.cfm#.UwjIOz-a-fY