cold weather

NASA

In-between chattering teeth, there's been lots of talk about just how cold the last 90 days has been.... "....one of the coldest winters, not just for the last 10 years, but some of the coldest we've ever seen here in northern Wisconsin and most of the Upper Midwest...." That's WJFW-TV 12 Chief Meteorologist Matt Benz who says statistically, this winter has been a record-setter... "....Rhinelander did post it's coldest winter ever since records began in 1908...from December 1 through February...

Rhinelander Salvation Army

The fundraising totals across the Northwoods were down during this years Salvation Army bell-ringing time. Ken Krall reports Mother Nature, the calendar and the Internet worked against the effort this year. Salvation Army spokesperson Tom Bremer) oversees the collections for the Northwoods..... "....it was down a little bit this year, maybe ten to fifteen percent. That had to do with the cold, a very cold year for bellringing. There was also one less week for shopping as Thanksgiving...

In a cold snap like this one, it doesn’t take long for temperatures to become a health risk. Amy Lavin is a nurse practitioner at the Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. She says in weather this cold, exposed skin can become frostbitten in about 5 minutes. If you’re exercising or have certain medical conditions, you might not even notice it happening. “If you’re out and about and you actually feel warmer, you may not notice that the cold air is actually hurting your skin. And if people...

Aonghus Flynn

With temperatures expected to stay well below zero for several days, humans are not the only ones suffering. Animals kept outside may also be having a hard time. Dr. Ron Reupert at Animal Health Care Center North in Rhinelander says most pet owners know how to take care of their animals. But he says many dog breeds like hounds aren’t built for weather this cold. “Short haired dogs I have seen not do well. If they are kept outdoors, they need to have a supplemental heat source, and a lot of...