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Articles tagged with 'snow'

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Colder than a witch's what?

Published Dec. 11, 2016

Winter zoomed into Milwaukee like a witch on a broom and so did the expression "colder than a witch's t*t." I've heard it multiple times in recent days and decided to find out where this odd saying came from.

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Sturm Special Effects sprinkles faux snow over Hollywood

Published Aug. 19, 2015

Dieter Sturm may not be a household name, but for about 30 years, his work has been all over some of your favorite Hollywood movies. Yes, fitting for a Wisconsinite, Sturm's business is snow, and when a Hollywood production needs to call in anything from a flurry to a blizzard, Sturm and his Lake Geneva-based company Sturm Special Effects bring the storm.

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I got dibs on that parking spot. Yeah, dibs, you turkey

Published March 3, 2015

This latest snow fall made me realize something. I've never called dibs here. I'm not alone. I don't see any Milwaukeeans shoveling out angled parking spots or street parking spots and calling dibs on their handiwork. You know, "dibs." See, this is a real thing that real people do - specifically 90 miles south of us in Chicago. And it's serious business.

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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.