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Anytime the temperature dips below freezing, there’s a risk for injury. However, it’s especially important to pay attention to the wind chill as this puts you at greater risk for frostbite and/or hypothermia.
Prepare yourself for this Wisconsin weather with the right type of clothing to maximize your warmth
No chill: Drinking and dressing smarter in the Wisconsin winter The recent death of a young woman in Milwaukee who walked out into the freezing Wisconsin weather after a night of drinking underscores the dangers of alcohol consumption in winter. Alcohol consumption sometimes plays a role in hypothermia-related deaths like this. The Internet is rife […]
Unless you haven’t left your house since October, you’ve probably noticed it’s been pretty cold outside. Cold weather’s great for a lot of things but walking outside usually isn’t included on that list. Temperatures have reached as low as -20 this winter and wind chills to -50. That’s cold enough to give yourself the gift […]
How Badgers beat the winter blues It’s that time of year when we at UW-Madison begin to wonder, will the spring ever show its warm face again? A lot of Badgers have slowly crept into a state of hibernation, characterized by more sleeping, more eating, less happy, and inevitably less healthy. The winter’s dwindling daytime […]