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Much cooler weekend in central Wisconsin


It's almost August in central Wisconsin, but it certainly didn't feel like it this weekend.

"It's cold, it is cold, wow," said Kathy Volz.

Volz and her husband headed home after a weekend in the Northwoods.

Despite the chilly and windy weather, they both wanted ice cream.

"Even when it's cold, you can eat ice cream anytime," said Volz.

But her raspberry sundae came with a compromise.

"Sweatshirts, long sleeve t-shirts, socks, shoes," said Volz.

Forecasters said at least 12 cities in central and eastern Wisconsin broke records for their lowest daytime high temperatures for July 27th.

Some of those records were in place for nearly a century.

At Nine Mile Forest, cyclists said the cold didn't stop the final day of the Wausau 24 Bike Race.

Many added extra layers to stay warm for the marathon ride.

"I changed into a wool top and a windbreaker," said Randy Lackman.

Racers and spectators huddled around campfires all weekend.

Organizers said in the event's history, that's a first.

"We just got them started Friday night and they've been going ever since," said Adam Schmidt, Race Director.

For people wanting a warmer place to go, shopping was another option.

"We just ended up staying inside for the night instead of having a fire which is what you should be doing in the summer time," said Sara Kessler.

But even with the cooler temperatures, mall workers said it was a slow weekend.

"Today looks more like a weekday than a weekend," said Kessler.

A surprisingly cool weekend, these people say they won't forget.

Forecasters said this time of year, the average high in Wausau is around 80 degrees.

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