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Snow emergency lifted

Published Feb. 3, 2015

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works has lifted the snow emergency and the 4-inch rule as of noon on Tuesday, Feb. 3. In addition, DPW has completed its overnight snow operations in the 5-Day Parking Exception Area.

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Social Circle: Bugs or snow?

Published Jan. 25, 2015

A lot of Wisconsinites complain about the cold and snow, but given the choice, would we move to a warmer climate if we could? There are definitely trade offs - including that many places with higher annual temperatures also have a larger population of bugs. Which would you prefer: snow or bugs?

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This cold snap has nothing on 1913

Published Nov. 11, 2014

Can you imagine how social media would've melted down exactly 101 years ago? Nov. 11, 2013 was the end of the "Big Blow," the "Freshwater Fury" or the "White Hurricane," a hurricane-force blizzard that killed more than 250 people and and destroyed 19 ships.

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Shovel from the comfort of your phone

Published Jan. 4, 2014

Want to tackle the Milwaukee winter from the comfort of your living room-all at the touch of a button on your smartphone or tablet? Well, there's an app for that and it's coming to Milwaukee soon. Watch for Plowz.

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Milwaukee, a snow removal pioneer

Published Dec. 9, 2013

On the day after a snow fall, this is a fitting blog. Did you know that Milwaukee was the first city to embrace the modern day snow plow?

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A totally ungrateful blog

Published Nov. 27, 2013

Despite the fact it's the season of gratitude and thankfulness, I seem to be complaining a lot. So much so that I actually made a list of my "first world problems" that have been the subject of my griping this week.

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Light rain and snow showers ahead

Published April 19, 2013

There will be occasional light rain and snow showers Friday and early Friday night. We can't rule out some minor snow accumulation on grassy areas.

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More rain ahead, snow a possibility

Published April 17, 2013

Big rain and a rise in temperature is on its way, followed by a dramatic cooling-off and maybe even a few snowflakes.

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When it snows, stay home Milwaukee

Published Feb. 5, 2013

We live in Milwaukee. Wisconsin. It snows. Often. Yet somehow everyone loses their mind when they take to the road. If that's you, do the rest of us a favor and take a snow day.

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Winter passes half-way mark

Published Jan. 23, 2013

The bitter cold of the last few days was apropos when considering historical average temperatures across southern Wisconsin. On average, the coldest week of the year in southern Wisconsin is roughly Jan 14-20. Beginning now, the average temperature begins its long, painfully slow climb upward. But it is upward! Feel free to consider winter halfway over.