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In the dead of winter—after the January thaw that didn’t—northwoods residents were cursing the dreaded polar vortex and dreaming of summertime.

It’s summer, and folks who make the northwoods their home are still cursing that darn vortex.

At the height of summer, temperatures have barely tickled the 80 degree mark, and those who love 90s are looking southward with yearning. And Antigo’s noontime temperature registered just 60 degrees, refreshing perhaps but a full 20 degrees below normal.

The weather appears to be continuing a trend that more or less erased autumn allowed winter to linger, stalled maple syrup season by weeks, led to the spring that wasn’t, and has now created a damp and cool summer with rain more days than not.

According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Carl Erickson, "The pattern is reminiscent of a major polar plunge that occurred this past winter, which was referred to as the Polar Vortex."

The pattern will deliver multiple days with high temperatures in the lower 70s in Chicago and Detroit and even a day or two with highs in the 60s in Minneapolis and other parts of the Upper Midwest.

For Antigo, that means temperatures in the low 60s today and mid-60s Tuesday, before warming by midweek into the lower 70s, just in time for the Langlade County Historical Society’s picnic at the museum.

The nights will be chilly too, dipping into the mid-40s tonight, Tuesday and Wednesday.

For fans heading to the All-Star Game at Minneapolis Tuesday night, it may seem more like football weather. Jackets and long sleeves may be needed by many fans to stay comfortable.

The good news? Seasonable weather will return for the Langlade County Fair, beginning a week from Wednesday. The forecast calls for temperatures in the low to mid-70s, with, of course, a chance of rain.


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Todd Koehn captured this image of a rainbow over Elm Street, with the city shop at lower right, on Saturday. This year’s summer weather has produced some stunning images, but stunning cold temperatures as well.
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