John Malan's Storm Team 4Cast for 1/31/13

Thursday brings more freezing temps, January goes into the record books

CREATED Jan. 30, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - The snow has fallen, the sixty degree temperatures are a memory and now the bitter cold arctic air has arrived for Thursday and Friday in Milwaukee. High temperatures will be in the teens Thursday with wind chills in the zero to ten below zero range on brisk west to northwest winds.

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The chilly air continues with below zero minimum temperatures across the state Thursday night and maximum temperatures on Friday staying in the single digits.

The month of January ends Thursday night and this month will go down in the record books as warmer and wetter than normal.

Data for January, through the 30th, has Milwaukee sitting at more than two degrees above normal for average monthly temperature. High temperatures have been very warm and also very cold with the highest at sixty-degrees back on Tuesday combined with two days in the fifties on the 11th and 12th.

The coldest days were the 21st and 22nd with high temperatures in the single digits and low teens and minimum temperatures below zero. The actual coldest day was on the 22nd with a low temperature of five degrees below zero.

Precipitation for January month has been ample at 3.17 inches, almost an inch and a half above normal. Snowfall has been a different story with only four and a half inches accumulating.