Stories tagged: "extreme weather"


Best of 2022: Wisconsin’s Weather Year in 12 Photos

"A picture is worth a thousand words," so what better way to encapsulate the year than through a dozen images captured by local photographers?!

The Best and Worst Places to Live in the Midwest, Ranked by Climate Change Risk

While no county is immune to the impacts of climate change, some are certainly more "climate-safe" than others. And in the Midwest, a region well-versed in weather extremes, Wisconsin is a notable bright spot.

The Chippewa County city of Stanley suffered "extensive damage" from a likely tornado during Wednesday night's severe weather, according to the Stanley Police Department. (Photo via Stanley Police Department/Facebook)
‘Tornadoes Don’t Care What Month It Is’: Climate Change Raises Risk of Winter Storms

Higher temperatures during windier winter months make unseasonably severe winter more likely across the Midwest.

A tornado near New Richmond completely destroyed a garage and caused some other damage Wednesday night. (Photo via National Weather Service)
Wednesday Storms Brought Six Tornadoes, National Weather Service Confirms

Twisters touched down across the state Wednesday night and early Thursday as a brutal storm pummeled almost all of Wisconsin.

2019 Flooding in South Range, Wisconsin
Baldwin: Infrastructure Damaged Due to a Changing Climate Should Be Built Back Better

Her bill would allow roads and bridges destroyed by extreme weather to be built to higher standards without penalty.

Melissa Gavin of Cross Plains talks about how flood waters reached and damaged her house in 2018. Gavin attributes the flooding to climate change. (Photo © Andy Manis)
2018 Flood Pushes Wisconsin Village to Tackle Changing Climate

Stop contributing to the problem, and plan ahead for the impacts that are now our new normal.

In this Aug. 13, 2020, file photo, a burned vehicle is seen in the Lake Hughes Fire in Angeles National Forest on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, north of Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
Fire Tornadoes and Inland Hurricanes: Extreme Weather Linked to Pollution Is on the Rise

The arctic is burning, much of Iowa was wiped out by powerful wind storms, and California witnessed wildfires, fire tornadoes, and record-setting heat over the weekend.