(February, 19 2008) – As residents of Wisconsin prepare to head to the polls today, they will have to do so with some bitterly cold weather in the area. Wind chill advisories stretch across much of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the Dakotas. Wind chills as cold a negative 40 degrees are expected throughout the morning. These kinds of conditions can lead to hypothermia and frost bite very quickly.
In Eau Claire Wisconsin the temperature dropped to negative 10 degrees this morning, with a wind chill of negative 26.
In Madison Wisconsin high temperatures are expected to only reach 9 degrees, with wind chills below zero all day.
Further Southeast in Milwaukee highs will only climb into the mid teens, with winds chills between –5 and –15.
It has been a record winter across most of Wisconsin, and temperatures have remained cold and snowfall totals has reached record levels. Madison has received over 86 inches of snow so far, which is well above the average of 36 inches.