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Milwaukee will be colder than Alaska and Antarctica Wednesday

Posted at 8:22 AM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 19:14:53-05

It's a hard pill to swallow that some of the world's coldest locations will be warmer than those of us in southeast Wisconsin this week.

Wind chills throughout the area are expected to reach as low as 60 below zero by the early hours of Wednesday morning -- a dangerously cold temperature that is not too far off from being the coldest temperature ever recorded in southern Wisconsin.

To paint a picture for comparison's sake, take a look at the temperatures for Wednesday in the some of the coldest parts of the world.

According to, high temperatures this week at an U.S. Antarctic research center are forecast to be in the teens and low 20s.

Alaska is the closest to spring with a high of 36 for Wednesday.

In other words, unless you plan on moving to Alaska or a warmer part of the country anytime soon, grab a warm beverage and thick socks and get used to hiding out from the cold as long as you possibly can!