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July cold spell breaks temperature records


At least a dozen cities in central and eastern Wisconsin observed new record low maximum temperatures on Saturday, July 27.

According to data from the National Weather Service the city of Wisconsin Rapids only warmed to 59 degrees on Saturday afternoon. That makes it the city's coldest maximum temperature in recorded history for the date of July 27.

The previous record for Wisconsin Rapids was 67 degrees, last recorded in 1915.

The temperature in Wausau was revised upward after preliminary data was released on Saturday afternoon. The revised high temperature figure of 61 degrees broke the city's old record low maximum temperature of 63 degrees. That was last recorded in 1945 and 1915.

South of Wausau, both Stevens Point and Marshfield also recorded new records. Stevens Point's high of 56 degrees broke it's old record of 67 degrees last observed in 1972. Marshfield's high of 57 degrees broke it's old record of 69 degrees not seen since 1915.

Records also fell in the Wisconsin northwoods. Antigo's high of 55 degrees bested the previous titleholder of 68 degrees last recorded in 2011 and 1915.

Rhinelander's high of 55 degrees beat it's previous record low maximum temperature of 66 degrees last observed in 1991.

In Lincoln County, Merrill only warmed to 57 degrees on Saturday. That also set a new record beating the previous title of 63 degrees that had stood since 1915.

In eastern Wisconsin records were also set in Appleton, Green Bay, Manitowoc, Oshkosh and Sturgeon Bay.

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