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Quiet Cold New Year

The year is coming to an end. New Year's Eve festivities will be underway tonight, and a viewer mentioned that it always seems like we have crazy weather on this holiday. While tonight will be quiet, weather wise, it will be quite chilly. Click on the thumbnail of this story. I'm pointing out that temps will be dropping back to the teens overnight with a chilly west wind, leading to "feels-like" temperatures near zero! Not the best news for party goers, but at least travel on the roads should be good decent.

Here's a look at the extremes for New Year's Day in Milwaukee:

Record High: 56°  1897
Record Low: -11°  1969
Precipitation: 1.90"  1876
Snowfall: 10.3" 1948

In more recent history, a look back at NYE and NYD over the last five years in Milwaukee:

NEW YEAR'S EVE HIGH LOW SNOW MAX SPEED NEW YEAR'S DAY HIGH LOW SNOW MAX SPEED
2011 45° 12° 31mph
2011 40° 26° 23mph 2012 38° 25° .5" 31mph
2012 33° 14° 20mph 2013 18° 15mph
2013 10° 1" 14mph 2014 19° 4.9" 21mph
2014 18° 29mph 2015 31° 15° 22mph

Bundle up tonight, have fun and stay safe! Cheers to a great 2016!

I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld

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