cold weather

S Bence

The big dig-out continues with some slippery intersections. For a lot of us, we need to do a full shovel today, after making just a narrow path yesterday.

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

With temperatures plummeting below zero, we seem to see fewer squirrels and birds out and about. So, we wanted to find out how wildlife copes with the cold.

ransomtech / Flickr

Don't let the frigid temperatures freeze your outdoor plans.

S Bence

The story that is on almost everyone’s mind is the return of the snow and arctic cold to Wisconsin.

Ben Habanek

If you're hoping to take advantage of the extended winter season to visit the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore ice caves, you certainly won't be alone.

Susan Bence

This year’s spring thaw, when it begins, could produce hazardous conditions on some waterways in Wisconsin - ice jams.

Susan Bence

We’ve been experiencing one of our coldest winters, in decades. Maybe you’ve added your voice to the chorus of complaints.

When you venture outside during our bitterly cold weather, some things may sound a bit different - car tires driving on snow or a person stepping on it.

Six Tips for Common Cold Weather Car Questions

Jan 27, 2014

With the arctic weather we've been getting, most of us are taking extra precautions to face the cold. But should we do the same for our cars?

Three Tips to Keep Your Pet Protected This Winter

Jan 8, 2014

The worst of the cold is over in Wisconsin - for now. But that doesn't mean winter won't still pose problems, particularly for our pets.

So how can we make sure Fido and friends are protected in the cold weather?

  • Your pet will tell you when it's too cold outside.

Executive director of the Wisconsin Humane Society Anne Reed says the real danger in extreme cold like Wisconsin just experienced is the same for both people and pets: frostbite. 

Thaw After Deep Freeze Can Wreak Havoc on Your Home

Jan 8, 2014

A January thaw is on its way by later this week (listen above). While that will undoubtedly be a relief the recent subzero temperatures, the rapid warm-up also comes with some hazards, especially for homeowners.

Milwaukee Bike Courier Braves Arctic Blast

Jan 7, 2014

While many people holed up at home or in a warm office Monday, to escape the record-breaking cold weather, some in the Milwaukee area weren’t so lucky.

It's not just people freezing in this week's extreme temperatures. Man-made buildings, bridges and even ships on Lake Michigan all face perils from the cold.

Lake Effect essayist Mark Siegrist learned a thing or two about icing when he took his own man-made structure out into the cold:

ER Doctor Lays Out Cold Weather Health Risks

Jan 6, 2014

We don’t need to tell you it’s cold today - dangerously cold to be outside for just about any length of time.

But when we talk about risks like exposure and frostbite, what should we really be looking for?