(12 Nov 2019) Snow and cold records fell from the Plains to the Great Lakes and beyond as an arctic air mass that started in Siberia spilled over a big chunk of the eastern half of the U.S., including the normally mild South, on Tuesday.
The mid-autumn taste of winter brought record single-digit temperatures to Chicago and environs; set snowfall records in Buffalo and Detroit; dusted cars with snow in Memphis, Tennessee; and froze lakes in Minnesota weeks earlier than usual.
According to the National Weather Service, the low temperature Tuesday morning in Madison, Wisconsin was 5 degrees, breaking the previous record of 7 set in 1986. And Milwaukee tied the record at 9 degrees.
Bob Grove is a soybean and cattle farmer who also boards horses in Racine County, about 20 miles south of Milwaukee.
He says the early cold and snow makes life harder all around, for him and for the animals. He says they still have soybeans in the field with snow on them that they can’t harvest because the snow will clog the machinery
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