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Could record-low temperatures spell an NBA Finals in Milwaukee? It worked for the Brewers, Packers

Posted at 1:44 PM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 16:10:35-05

MILWAUKEE — As you've been hearing since last week, Milwaukee is in for possible record-low temperatures Wednesday and Thursday. As far as history goes, these temperatures have correlated with championship runs for two of Wisconsin's major, professional sports teams.

According to Storm Team 4 meteorologist Brian Niznansky, the all-time record-low temperature in Milwaukee is minus-26, a mark hit once in 1982 and once in 1996.

Baseball season is right around the corner, and despite missing their 2018 World Series bid by one game, the Brewers will have a near-identical, dangerous lineup in 2019.

Could this dangerously cold weather actually spell postseason glory for the first time in Brewers history?

Only time will tell, but maybe the cold weather will be worth it come late October.

As for the other major, professional sport in Milwaukee, the internet did not exist the last time this team saw a championship.

The last time the Milwaukee Bucks were in an NBA Finals (1973-74), the trophy went by a different name, the Walter A. Brown Trophy.

This year, the Milwaukee Bucks are primed and determined to get back to the promised land and bring their first Larry O'Brien Trophy to not only Fiserv Forum but to the city of Milwaukee.

With the NBA's best record, an MVP candidate, a Coach of the Year candidate and possibly record temperatures in the forecast, maybe Milwaukee will be one of those final two teams remaining in June.