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Coldest Weather In Almost 20 Years Headed To Lax By Sunday



The last time, they called it the ‘Arctic Outbreak’…

Around Groundhog Day of 1996, La Crosse had a record-setting cold spell with three straight nights of temps in the -30 range. The area’s coldest weather since that week is expected to arrive Sunday in La Crosse, and Weather Service forecaster Jeff Boyne expects bitterly cold wind chills, around -30 to -50.

Boyne says mild weather in the 20’s is likely before the cold air moves in. On Monday, the mercury might not get above -10.




A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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