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LAYER UP — A fuzzy hat and large jacket, two essential parts of staying warm in the winter. Adding a few extra layers is highly encouraged, especially when temperatures start to drop into the negatives.

Editorial — Proper protection against cold weather

North Wind Editorial Board November 30, 2023

According to the Farmers' Almanac, the winter solstice begins on Thursday, December 21. This puts us a little over a month away from another long, teeth-chattering cold Upper Peninsula Winter. You’ll...

DON’T LOOK DOWN—At Little Presque Park, Freshman business finance major Anna Platz gazes over Lake Superior’s vast surface, poised on a treacherous platform of ice at the shore’s edge.

Michigan’s ice: power, beauty and danger

Aiden Popour February 20, 2020

As the harsh Marquette winter continues, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges students to remember that Lake Superior’s icy surface is not to be trusted. Especially due to the recent fluctuations...

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...

A group of Northern students enjoy last Tuesday’s snow day by hiking around the trails at Tourist Park.

Photo by: Lindsey Eaton

Staying safe in inclement weather

Jake Bekemeyer January 25, 2018

Snow has been picking up in the Marquette area and has potential to continue into early spring, leaving many wondering how to stay safe and stay warm in extreme conditions. Sgt. John Kovar of Public...

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.

Photo by Lindsey Eaton: A downed tree lies in the Academic Mall at NMU, one of many that was knocked down by high wind speeds around Marquette county on Tuesday. In other areas, downed trees have resulted in power outages for local residents.

High winds cause power outages around Marquette County

Von Lanier October 24, 2017

Marquette and Alger county residents are experiencing hurricane-like winds due to a severe storm along Lake Superior that has downed trees around the county, leaving some without power for hours. “We’re...

Outdoor season deterred by weather

William Burns April 25, 2013

The Northern Michigan University track and field team hit the road over the weekend to compete in lower Michigan, scoring several top-20 finishes after the events were moved indoors due to inclement weather. The...

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....

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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