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National Weather Service

Dangerous wind chills are on tap once again in Madison Wednesday night, with forecasts calling for wind chills between 15 and 25 below.

The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory Wednesday afternoon, from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday, with the coldest temperatures and wind chills expected around sunrise on Thursday.

Residents are advised to dress warmly if outside, and not to leave skin exposed for more than 30 minutes or frostbite can occur.

Dane County has also seen three cases of hypothermia related deaths in the past week, so take warnings seriously.

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The day-to-day outlook:

  • Wednesday night: Mostly clear, low around 4 below.
  • Thursday: Sunny, high near 9. Wind chills of 10-20 below.
  • Thursday night: Mostly clear, low around 6 below (no wind chill advisory yet, but one could be declared).
  • Friday: Sunny, high near 9.
  • Friday night: Clear, low around 7 below.
  • Saturday: Mostly sunny, high near 15.
  • Saturday night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 1 a.m., low around 12. Winds gusting up to 25 mph.
  • Sunday: A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 1 p.m., high near 32.
  • Sunday night: A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 1 a.m., low around 20.
  • Monday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers, high near 28.
  • Monday night: Mostly cloudy, low around 13.
  • Tuesday: Partly sunny high near 20.
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Bill Novak is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.