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Winter Weather Awareness Week

With the recent cold snap, now is the best time to get things in order. You should have the essentials ready just in case of a break down in cold weather. You should also be sure your car is up to date on maintenance.


Are You Ready If Disaster Strikes? Video included

September is disaster preparedness month in Wisconsin. Record rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Harvey along the Gulf Coast is a reminder that planning for disasters is a necessity.


Are you ready for severe weather season? Video included

Last summer the area saw devastating floods that proved deadly for several people in Vernon County. Damage to roads and bridges was estimated in the millions of dollars, but can you get ahead of the curve when it comes to severe weather? Now is the time to with Severe Weather Awareness Week beginning April 17th and ending April 21st for Minnesota and Wisconsin.


Tips for safe driving when winter arrives Video included

Though the weather may not be showing it yet, Sunday marked the beginning of Winter Weather Awareness Week, which means it's that time of year to get in the right mind set for winter driving. 


Severe Weather Awareness Week kicks off Video included

Across the state of Wisconsin and Minnesota, people are preparing for severe weather season. 


Flood Awareness Week: The dangers of floods Video included

The National Weather Service in La Crosse anticipates Tuesday's rain will cause issues on some area rivers. That concern couldn't be better timed, since this is Flood Awareness Week. 


El Niño winter expected: what it means for our area

Map showing how the temperature of ocean waters compares to normal Map showing how the temperature of ocean waters compares to normal

This winter is expected to be an El Niño year, but that term can be confusing. 


Winter weather safety tips

The state of Wisconsin's Department of Military Affairs-Emergency Management has issued a number of tips for people having to deal with the cold weather that has descended on the state. More>>

Safe Winter Driving Tips

It's been over six months since La Crosse last saw snowfall, so it's time for drivers to remember safe winter driving skills.

Prepare Your Home For Winter Before Bad Weather Hits

When it comes to winter weather safety, the first thing that comes to mind for many is the dangers of driving. But hazards can lurk just about anywhere; including in your own home. By taking a few extra precautions and preparing for emergencies before the strike you can set your family up for a safer winter season. More>>

Winter Tips for the Water System

With continued very cold weather and the potential for more snow, City of La Crosse residents are reminded of possible problems related to the water system. The water meter and interior piping serving More>>

Man recalls the 1940 'Armistice Day Storm' Video included

The day started out warm, said Jim Bice, who was 17 at the time. His brother, Dick, was among many duck hunters who boated out to take advantage of the nice weather. That changed dramatically shortly after noon when a strong cold front moved through. More>>

Lightning Safety Awareness Week: how to stay safe during a storm Video included

This week is National Lightning Safety Awareness Week. Lightning ranks 2nd among storm related deaths nationwide.


What severe and tornado watches and warnings mean Video included

When a Tornado Warning is issued, take immediate action When a Tornado Warning is issued, take immediate action

April and May signal the start of our severe weather season. Meteorologists will track increasing heat, humidity, wind shear, and the fronts, and other triggers in the atmosphere that come together to build powerful and potentially dangerous thunderstorms.To help keep you safe, here are some terms you should know. More>>

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