Lake Michigan

11:09 am
Wed June 25, 2014

What's With All The Fog in Milwaukee?

Fog covered Northwestern Mutual building and Cudahy Tower in downtown Milwaukee.
Credit Susan Bence

It may be summer, but the effects of the polar vortex are hanging around, bringing dense fog to the Milwaukee area.

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11:23 am
Thu February 13, 2014

WISN Meterologist On Board As Coast Guard Frees Frozen Freighter

Pictured here with her fleet mate Biscayne Bay (right), the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw backs into the lower Poe Lock approach leaving a trail of broken ice at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. March 13, 2013.
Credit United States Army Corps of Engineers, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with meteorologist Chris Gloninger.

The warming temperatures forecast for the Milwaukee area in the days ahead represent a welcome relief for many of us.  But, if they do happen, they'll also bring some challenges for getting around. 

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1:00 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Snow and Cold Should Help Lake Michigan, a Bit

Snow and cold can boost lake levels, but a scientist says the long term trend points to a drop.
Credit Susan Bence

A year ago, Lake Michigan's water level hit an all-time low. It's up a foot, but has 1.5 feet to go.

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Arts & Culture
3:43 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

How the US Coast Guard Contributed to the Filming of "The Surface" Movie

The Coast Guard works with filmmakers to accurately portray their daily lives in movies.
Credit Coast Guard News, Flickr

Lake Effect' Mitch Teich talks with Commander John Pruitt III.

On Sunday, the Milwaukee Film Festival will feature a panel discussion offering people a sneak peek at several movies in progress, all being made by Wisconsin filmmakers.

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12:40 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

No Signs of Asian Carp DNA in Lake Michigan Tributary

Asian carp could harm the Great Lakes in a number of ways. They could compete for food with native species. Silver carp can leap out of the water, possibly injuring boaters

Researchers are analyzing water samples from rivers that feed into the Great Lakes.

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5:43 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

“Dead Zones” Found in Lake Michigan

Parts of Lake Michigan’s Green Bay have areas of low oxygen, which threaten aquatic life.

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10:00 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Essay: A Sustainable Lakefront View

Milwaukee's lakefront
Credit Teecycle Tim/Flickr

Essay by Mark Siegrist

Milwaukee’s lakefront is as representative of the city as the Art Museum, Miller beer or the Brewers. For essayist Mark Siegrist, who grew up here, that lakefront is Milwaukee at its most elemental:

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Arts & Culture
5:38 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

The Surface Movie: A Story of Milwaukee and Hope

Lake Michigan plays a crucial role in an upcoming film.
Credit Ckay/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews filmmakers Gil Cates, Jr. and Jeff Gendelman.

Milwaukee has done a lot to attract different water-related industries to the region to take advantage of the Great Lakes. 

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