UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News) Wisconsinites are shivering on this day before Thanksgiving, as wind-chill factors are below zero in much of the state. At five this morning, Sheboygan had gusts of up to 30-miles-an-hour, and Sturgeon Bay had gusts of 28. The coldest wind-chills were in places with much lighter winds. Chill readings ranged from eight-below at Medford and Marshfield to nine-above at Ashland. Actual temperatures ranged from plus-three at Sparta to 19 in Sturgeon Bay -- much warmer than the all-time lows for Thanksgiving. Rhinelander's coldest Thanksgiving morning was 11-below in both 1929-and-'85.
A gradual warming trend is expected through Black Friday. Meanwhile, places along Lake Superior are getting pounded with snow. Gile in Iron County had eight inches as of late last night. Hurley had seven inches as of 2:45 this morning. Much lighter amounts were reported further from the lake in the far north -- about 1-to-2 inches in Vilas County.
Forecasters say the Lake Superior Snow Belt will get more of the white stuff today. Another system could bring up to an-inch of snow to the state's mid-section later today and into tomorrow.