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Record-breaking temperatures set across region

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WAUSAU (WAOW)—Seven record high temperature readings were recorded across Northcentral and Northeastern Wisconsin on Saturday, according data released by the National Weather Service. 

Four cities broke their previous record high readings for March 10th, while three tied.

The largest record was broken in Marshfield.  The city hit 63 degrees Saturday afternoon, breaking the previous record by 6 degrees.  The old record of 57 degrees was recorded in both 1985 and 1977. 

Of all the records broken, Wisconsin Rapids was the warmest on Saturday.  The city reached 65 degrees in the afternoon.  That broke the previous record of 61 degrees set in 1977. 

Wausau and Appleton recorded afternoon high temperatures of 61 degrees.  Both cities topped records set in 1977, when Wausau recorded a high of 56 degrees and Appleton hit 60 degrees. 

Other cities tying records on Saturday included Merrill which had a high temperature of 55 degrees, Sturgeon Bay that warmed to 56 degrees, and Oshkosh which recorded a daytime high of 60 degrees. 

Online Reporter Rob Duns (WAOW)

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