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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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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
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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?

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UWM is cancelling classes from 4 P.M. Monday until 4 P.M. Tuesday, while Milwaukee County will close all offices and buildings on Tuesday.

Three Tips to Keep Your Pet Protected This Winter

Jan 8, 2014
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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
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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.

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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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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
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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? 

Susan Bence

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

Susan Bence

MPS is among those cancelling classes for Monday, because of the wind chill warning that took effect at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5.

Shelters in Milwaukee will accommodate as many people as possible, who need to get out of bitterly cold weather.

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Dangerously low temperatures are approaching. Forecasters expect Sunday to blow in with highs around zero, and lows in the double-digits below zero.

The cold, snowy weather this winter may cause some of us to ask ourselves why we’ve decided to live in this climate.

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