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DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW—With winter in the air, NMUPD advises students to begin common-sense preparations for the snowy U.P. conditions such as getting vehicles equipped with snow tires and purchasing shovels and scrapers to battle the slush and ice. Photo courtesy of NMU Marketing

Bracing for blizzards

Akasha Khalsa October 24, 2019

This winter may be just as difficult and dangerous as last year’s snowy season, and NMU Police Department (NMUPD) reminds students to be safe with their vehicles and prepare for the ice and snow to...

Global warming in context

Global warming in context

Kelsey Routhier February 28, 2019

Sometimes it seems like the snow never stops coming. A few weeks ago, we had temperatures nearing -50 degrees Fahrenheit with windchill. You’ve probably seen videos of people sledding off their roofs,...

Northern Michigan students had the day off from school Monday and Tuesday thanks to an April snow shower.  The unusual precipitation covered Marquette in 15.8 inches of snow. Photo by: Kat Torreano

Unusual storm hits MQT

Winter Keefer April 19, 2018

NMU’s back-to-back Monday and Tuesday snow days were the latest winter semester weather related cancellations since April 11 of 2014, according to Chief Marketing Officer Derek Hall. From Sunday...

Snowed in 
Photo by: Lindsey Eaton

Snowed In

January 18, 2018

This Subaru Forester is covered in a pile of ice and snow in NMU’s resident student parking Lot 26. Snow is expected going into next week, according to the local weather forecast.

Grounds crew offers suggestions for winter parking

Ellen Holmes March 14, 2013

With winter weather still upon us, the NMU groundskeeping staff continues to fulfill all snow removal needs on campus, and additionally urges students and staff to be mindful and conscious when driving...

WinterFest organizers work to overcome inclement weather

Emily Pagel February 28, 2013

Last week, student organizations, faculty and residence hall houses bundled up and headed outside to show their school spirit for Northern Michigan University’s “Chilly Nights & Carnival Lights”...

Editorial: Thank you, NMU Grounds Crew

NW Staff February 28, 2013

Winter is in full swing. The blistering winds, low temperatures and heavy snowfall have caused the university to cancel classes for four days during the Winter 2013 semester thus far. From Monday, Feb....

Editorial: Inclement weather policy lauded

Northwind Staff February 7, 2013

There has been discussion among students as to whether or not NMU should have canceled classes on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and Wednesday, Jan. 23. While the conditions on Tuesday were severe, with temperatures...

Harsh weather merits snow day

Cody Boyer February 7, 2013

When I first came to NMU, I was ready for a school that boasted hardiness when it came to facing the harsh winter elements not present in the Lower Peninsula. I came packed with boxes full of hand,...

Students prepare for U.P. winter weather

Adele Herman November 29, 2012

As snow blankets a great portion of the Midwest, students need to be prepared to stay safe through another long winter. For students who are new to U.P. winters, knowing how to prepare for the cold...

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