MILWAUKEE — Forecasters say brutally cold temperatures aren't expected to release their icy grip on Wisconsin any time soon.
Brisk northwest winds pushed feel-like temperatures down to 35 below in many areas of the state Thursday morning.
It's so cold that the Milwaukee Brewers won't allow fans to camp out for tickets to Saturday's "Arctic Tailgate" event. Fans originally planned to start setting up camp at Thursday noon. The Saturday event at Miller Park marks the beginning of sales for individual game tickets for Brewers home games.
The extreme cold made it difficult for firefighters working a fire at a Racine school early Thursday. The temperatures caused fire hoses and nozzles to freeze and created slippery conditions for firefighters, said Fire Chief Steve Hansen. One firefighter suffered an injury when he slipped on the ice. Hansen said he was taken to the hospital and later released.
The National Weather Service in Ashwaubenon said Green Bay tied a record Thursday for most days with subzero temperatures in one winter. The 48 days in the deep freeze tied a record set in 1976-1977; that record could fall Friday with a forecast of minus 17, forecasters said.
The normal high for northeastern Wisconsin this time of year is about 32 with a low of 16.
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