Winter weather has been pounding southern Wisconsin, bringing lots of snow and then extreme cold temperatures. Keep up with the latest news here.
Districts are looking at making up time and rescheduling events, while some staff members had to either use paid time off or go unpaid due to the extreme weather.
The wind chill warning ends for southern Wisconsin by noon on Thursday, but some accumulating snow is expected in the afternoon and evening, according to forecasters.
The great freezeout of 2019 is just about over in Wisconsin, but we have to make it through one more day.
Faculty and staff should return to work at noon Thursday when campus buildings unlock, though some services may not be available immediately.
Lots of things are closed today -- most government offices, schools, shopping malls, restaurants -- due to the life-threatening cold. Even the…
Hardware stores and grocery stores drew customers but most retailers, save for some of the big box stores, were closed Wednesday and most expect to open later on Thursday.
The Madison School District has canceled classes Thursday, making it the fourth straight day of no school in the state's second largest school district.
"One has to keep in mind that this is the hottest time of the year for us. The other thing is that this is a very, very dry environment, so that the same temperature here and in Wisconsin may feel a lot colder for you than for us," a researcher wrote.
Southern Wisconsin and all of the Upper Midwest is in the middle of a stretch of historically cold weather, and it will get worse before it gets better, according to forecasters.
The life-threatening temperatures forecasters are calling the coldest in a generation prompted UW-Madison to cancel classes, events and campus activities from 5 p.m. Tuesday through noon Thursday.
"It's crowded but it's available," said Karen Andro, who runs the homeless ministry for First United Methodist Church.
While the high is only expected to reach -13 on Wednesday -- just two degrees shy of the 120-year-old record -- climate data show cold snaps like this are far less common than they were a generation ago.
Madison school children will have another day of no classes Wednesday, because of the extremely cold temperatures.
All non-essential state offices and agencies will be shuttered to the public Wednesday, and most state employees will be able to request the day off due to the weather.
Late Tuesday, the U.S. Postal Service said regular mail delivery across eastern Wisconsin would be suspended Wednesday but express mail in metro areas would be available.
The area is under a wind chill advisory through 6 p.m. on Tuesday, then a wind chill warning through noon on Thursday as the cold reaches truly life-threatening levels, according to forecasters.
Area school closings in the last week due to snow have left parents scrambling to adjust routines while bracing for more days off this week.
Gov. Tony Evers declared a state of emergency in Wisconsin on Monday, because of the heavy snows that have fallen and the extreme cold still to come.
A storm system that brought heavy snowfall to southern Wisconsin on Sunday and Monday will be followed Tuesday and beyond by dangerously cold …
"We recognize this may be a challenging week for all of us, based on the current forecast" - Madison Schools
After a powerful storm system finishes dumping 6 to 13 inches of snow across the area, life-threatening and potentially record-setting cold will move in and stick around until late this week, according to forecasters.
All Madison School District schools will be closed Monday, and MSCR, athletics and other evening activities have been canceled.
Wisconsin is predicted to to see dangerous low temperatures this week when a "polar vortex" of frigid air descends on the state -- with lows d…
Southern Wisconsin could see a foot of snow or more before a “polar vortex” delivers the harshest cold in years, and perhaps ever, according to forecasters.
Southern Wisconsin will see its third big snowstorm of the past couple of weeks Sunday night into Monday, before another “polar vortex” brings the coldest weather in years, according to forecasters.
An arctic blast spread painful cold across Wisconsin and the rest of the Midwest Friday, closing schools, opening warming centers and even int…
The bad news is we could get up to 10 inches of snow to start the work week, followed by mind-numbing cold, possibly down to the 60 below zero level with the wind thrown in. The good news? Spring is only eight weeks away.
Temperatures could stay below zero for more than two days in the wake of a winter storm that's likely to bring more snow Sunday and Monday.
To deal with the bitter cold, local facilities in Madison that accommodate the homeless are staying open longer and are suspending occupancy l…
Milwaukee Public Schools, the largest school district in the state, was among those that closed Friday, but the Madison school district remained open with no classes held due to a grade reporting day.
The area should see several more inches of snow before the storm exits around mid-day, with the coldest air of the season to move in by late this week, according to forecasters.
If you don't have to go anywhere in south-central Wisconsin on Wednesday, just stay put. If you do have to drive, slow down and stay on the road.
The district said in a news release Wednesday morning that all schools will be closed Wednesday, and MSCR, athletics and other evening activities also are canceled for Wednesday.
Dozens of schools and school districts in Wisconsin are getting the jump on a major winter storm heading this way, by cancelling classes and after school activities on Tuesday.
The area is under a winter storm warning from 9 a.m. Tuesday through noon Wednesday with snow totals possibly approaching a foot in some areas, according to forecasters.
The storm that began Friday afternoon will have dumped 5 to 8 inches on the Madison area and up to a foot in far southern Wisconsin by the time it ends Saturday, nearly doubling Madison’s snow total for the season, according to forecasters.
The biggest snowstorm of winter is heading toward southern Wisconsin, so get ready for shoveling, snow blowing and tricky driving.