cold weather

Regional
11:06 am
Mon March 3, 2014

VIDEO: 88,000 Visitors Make Slippery Trek to Apostle Islands' Extraordinary Ice Caves

More than 88,000 visitors have come to the Apostle Islands National Park to see the ice caves.
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.

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Environment
1:00 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Thick Ice on Wisconsin Rivers Could Lead to Ice Jams This Spring

Milwaukee River upstream from Humboldt Avenue.
Credit Susan Bence

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

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Health & Science
6:00 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Cold Weather Could be Impacting Your Mood

Cold weather could mean mood swings for some
Credit Susan Bence

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

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Regional
9:40 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Howling Wind, Crunching Snow, Sounds are Crisper in the Cold

Credit Photos.com

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.

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Environment
5:32 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Thaw After Deep Freeze Can Wreak Havoc on Your Home

Thawing after a deep freeze can pose potential problems for your home.
Credit Leia/Flickr

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.

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Milwaukee Bike Courier Braves Arctic Blast

Steven Feih owns Milwaukee Courier Company. He and his team work outside no matter the elements.

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.

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Health & Science
4:37 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

'Superstructure Icing' Poses Threat to Great Lakes Ships, Buildings

Ice can be a real cold-weather threat to ships on the ocean - and Lake Michigan.
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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.

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Arts & Culture
3:41 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

ESSAY: In This Weather, Enter the Car Wash at Your Own Risk

Essayist Mark Siegrist fears being frozen in at the car wash.
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Lake Effect essayist Mark Siegrist learned a thing or two about icing when he took his own man-made structure out into the cold:

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Health & Science
3:25 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

ER Doctor Lays Out Cold Weather Health Risks

What should you look out for in this cold weather?
Credit Photos.com

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? 

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Regional
11:50 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Cold Weather Updates: No MPS, UWM Classes Tuesday; Most MCTS Buses On Time

A deep freeze hits Milwaukee.
Credit Susan Bence

Milwaukee Public Schools will remain closed Tuesday because of our extremely cold, dangerous weather. The closing includes after-school activities.

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