winter

Photo Of The Week - Winter Grazing

Jan 14, 2021
Neil Boston

 

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week features a snowy pasture. Thanks to Neil Boston who captured this image outside of Bristol on January 3rd. He says he took the photos with a Pixel 5 phone. The picture could be a timeless image. 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of.

Email Photo of the Week submissions to us at wvpe@wvpe.org.

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken.

Photo Of The Week - Cardinal In Winter

Jan 7, 2021
Larry Ford

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week features a Northern Cardinal sitting in an ice-covered bush. Thanks to Larry Ford for sharing this image that he took on January 2nd in his back yard in Elkhart County just south of Elkhart. Larry says the bird's crest was raised and that it often sits in this bush if its mate is at the bird feeder. Larry says the male cardinal maintains a lookout for her.

 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of.

Email Photo of the Week submissions to us at wvpe@wvpe.org.

Winter In Michigan Likely Warmer, Snowier

Dec 28, 2020
WKAR FILE PHOTO

You can expect Michigan to be a snowy place this winter. MLive.com and FarmerWeather.com chief meteorologist Mark Torregrossa says above-normal precipitation this winter is “a pretty good bet.”

He sees an active storm track coming from the southwest and curving into the Ohio Valley, saying “that’s why we think it’s going to be a fairly wet winter as far as liquid equivalent amounts of precipitation.”

Torregrossa says that the snow is likely to be accompanied by warmer temperatures, often in the 28 to 32 degree range. That would mean heavier, wet snow.

Early Winter Weather Could Be Sign Of Climate Change

Nov 12, 2019
Annacaroline Caruso/WVPE News

Early Winter weather conditions like snow and cold temperatures don’t mean the effects of climate change have stopped. 

When most people think of global warming, they think of extremely hot temperatures - but harsh winter weather can also be a sign of climate change.

Great Lakes seeing significant ice coverage

Mar 9, 2019
NOAA Great Lakes CoastWatch

DETROIT (AP) - As ice coverage goes, it's Superior. Lake Superior was 94 percent ice covered as of Friday, marking first time the largest of the Great Lakes had more than 90 percent coverage in four years. Similar ice coverage is reported on the four other Great Lakes. Lake Erie at 94 percent covered, Huron nearly 85 percent, Michigan roughly 40 percent and Ontario at 23 percent.

Winter temps, holiday decor add to power bills

Dec 18, 2017
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Cold weather and holiday decorations mean higher energy bills this time of year. But there are ways to help lower them, and help the planet.

Christmas lights, inflatables and other holiday decorations increase energy usage. And if you use electric heating, your power bills are probably pretty steep.

Indiana Michigan Power spokesperson Tracy Warner says one easy switch is different Christmas lights.

Local ski areas glad for snow, cold weather

Dec 14, 2017

 

Ski Hills around Michiana are looking forward to higher amounts of snow this year after two years of low snowfall.

The last two years have been rough for ski hills. Snowfall amounts have been low, and temps have been higher, making it difficult to make snow.

Jamie Stafne is the spokesperson for Swiss Valley Ski Area in Jones, Michigan. She said the cold snowy weather right now is ideal for their snow-making equipment.

Local highway departments prep for snow

Dec 7, 2017
snow plow
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As Michiana starts to prepare for winter weather, road crews have been working to get plows, salt and drivers ready to roll.

Hiring, ordering salt and plow repairs are just a few things that local highway departments do to get ready for snow and winter weather.

Jeff Taylor is the manager of the Elkhart County Highway Department. He said one of the challenges this year was low unemployment in the county.

INDOT says salt prices are up 57 percent compared to last year.