LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- The recent surge of arctic air in Wisconsin has led to record-breaking low temperatures in places like Owen, a Clark County town that hit minus 31 degrees this week.
Records were reportedly tied or broken in about half a dozen cities in the region.
The La Crosse airport hit a low of minus 17 degrees. That tied a record set in 1976. Friendship also tied a record with temperatures of minus 22.
Owen got down to minus 31 degrees, two degrees colder than the previous record set in 1963.
Zack Taylor is a meteorologist with the National Weather service. He says the cold is part of an arctic front. He says temperatures should warm up a tad later this week, but another arctic front could arrive by the weekend.