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Arctic air settles in across Western Wis., SE Minn.


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- 2013 is ending with another December deep freeze.

Wind chill advisories are in effect for all of the WXOW viewing area until noon today as readings this morning are between -25 to -35 with actual temperatures in the -15 to -20 range.

Stormtracker 19 Meteorologist Alex Kirchner says that readings like these can cause frostbite and hypothermia within 30 minutes of exposure, and to wear many lightweight, loose, and warm layers to ward off the harsh cold.

The latest blast of Arctic air sent temperatures tumbling in La Crosse, from a high of 42 on Saturday evening to a Monday morning low of -14, or a 56 degree swing within 36 hours.

Overnight lows in the La Crosse area will remain below zero for much of the week, with daytime highs in the single digits and barely cracking double digits after the new year. 

Multiple snow chances are with us through the rest of the week which will provide light accumulations as we get set to end 2013. 

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