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For the first time this year, our extremely hot weather forecast has triggered a Heat Health Advisory for Milwaukee. It means 39 agencies will activate the plan they’ve created to help people stay safe from the heat – especially those who are most vulnerable.

Mitch Teich

There is no shortage of warnings as weather conditions in much of Wisconsin are expected to become oppressive. 

For instance, people are advised to:

--cancel outdoor activities

--check on people who may be isolated in a hot home

--seek cool spaces

--drink plenty of water

Highs in metro Milwaukee will push into the 90s on Thursday and Friday with high dew points sending heat indexes over 100 degrees.

The people most at risk are those with chronic or mental health conditions, older adults and young children.

Photo courtesy of KidsAndCars.org

This is the first summer during which you will be protected from civil liability should you break a window in someone else’s car to free a child, a vulnerable adult or an animal from the heat.

eileenmak / Flickr

The story of climate change has become very familiar, but the February climate report released by NASA added frightening new chapter. February 2016 broke the global climate record by a couple tenths of a degree.

While that may not sound like a lot, meteorologist Dr. Jeff Masters says it’s an ominous sign.

Lauren Fox

Today has been an exceptionally windy day in southeastern Wisconsin. At WUWM's studios, we have been lulled by the sound of creaky windows and wind gusts.

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich watched whole magazines fly past his seventh floor window, while one WUWM guest witnessed a lady being knocked over by a particularly strong gust of wind.

Earlier in the day, we watched water dance across the frozen river.

Michelle Maternowski

After a few seasonal days with highs in the low to mid 30s, our temperatures are expected to climb again.

This month is shaping up to be one of the warmest Decembers on record.

The mild weather has made for some unusual scenes, such as construction underway along the Root River Parkway near Whitnall Park. Workers have been able to get a jump start on the pavilion that will house Sprecher's traveling beer garden next summer.

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.

Michelle Maternowski

WE Energies calls Monday night's power outages the worst in a decade. As of Tuesday morning, utility crews still had 36,000 customers to reconnect.

What's With All The Fog in Milwaukee?

Jun 25, 2014
Susan Bence

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

So far this winter, we've experienced 28 days of below-zero temperatures. While construction workers bear bad weather, sometimes their tools fail.

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.

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