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Hayward, WI -- A 51-year-old sleepwalker died from exposure in the subzero cold gripping northern Wisconsin after he wandered from his home early Tuesday, authorities said.

Sawyer County Chief Deputy Tim Zeigle said the man was found about 190 yards [570 feet] from his rural Hayward home after his son reported him missing late Tuesday morning. The son said the man was prone to sleepwalking, and deputies followed bare foot tracks in the snow to find him, he said.

"He had been in bed and walked outside. He had on very few clothes," said Zeigle, who declined to release the man's name until relatives had been notified.

The temperature in Hayward plunged to 16 below zero Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service said.

Complete article from AP via WCCO (here).


Arctic air settled into the region Monday night.

I grabbed this screenshot (to the left) from my weather station this morning.

The dark blue line shows outside temperatures (measured every 10 minutes) while the purple line indicates windchill values (a combination of wind and temperatures).


The coldest temperatures of the winter are likely tonight.

I pulled these two forecast maps (to the right) off the NWS Graphical Forecast suite.

The left map displays the NWS forecast low temperatures across Wisconsin tonight.

The right map shows expected windchill values by 7:00 on Thursday morning.

The NWS has issue a Windchill Warning for all of Wisconsin from tonight through tomorrow morning.

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