Cold Snap Hits Wisconsin, Courtesy Of Arctic Air Mass

Temperatures As Low As Minus 22 Expected In Northern Parts Of State

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The coldest weather of the season has arrived, with temperatures possibly dipping to minus 22 in some spots in northern Wisconsin on Friday morning.

Linda Engebretson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Duluth, blames an arctic air mass for the cold temperatures Wisconsin has seen for a few weeks.

“It’s been another pattern with a lot of air coming from the Northwest Territories, or that general area. It’s causing the far east to get a lot of snowstorms, and we’re getting a lot of cold air,” she said.

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Engebretson said temperatures should stay below freezing through early next week. Temperatures may not return to normal until March.