MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin is expected to finish the year with freezing temperatures and dangerously high wind chills.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the state went into a deep freeze early Tuesday morning.

Wind chills reached 20 below in Madison, but areas in the northern part of the state experienced even colder wind chills. Readings show 40 below in Rhinelander, 36 below in Wausau and 32 below in Wautoma.

The low for the state was 3 below on Monday, which is 16 degrees below normal and 18 degrees above the record low set in 2000.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory through Wednesday morning for south-central Wisconsin. Wind chills could range from 10 below to 25 below, temperatures that can cause frostbite to exposed skin within 30 minutes.


Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

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