Heavy snow coats northern Wisconsin for the first time this season

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10434344_637456729696995_5128901048638199369_nWISCONSIN (WITI) — Northern Wisconsin is getting its first serious dose of winter — as several inches of snow fell on the region on Monday, November 10th. The weather is the result of a “bomb cyclone” — a swiftly and markedly intensifying storm — that shifted the path of the jet stream and sent cold air rushing toward the United States, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said.

In Wisconsin, a school bus slipped off a road in Outagamie County. No students were hurt, but the driver and an aide were taken to a hospital for evaluation, the station reported.

FOX6 News viewer Barb Payne submitted the photo on the left from her own yard up north — where the snow is approaching the bottom of her swing’s seat.

Meanwhile, FOX6Now.com offers a slew of online tools to help you survive when winter throws its worst at all of us. Take a look at the tools listed below — and enjoy the season!

FOX6 NEWS MOBILE APP

This app features updated weather coverage of southeast Wisconsin from the team at FOX6 News. It includes weather webcasts, the FOX 6-day forecast and live streaming updates when necessary.

MAPS AND RADAR

We have a host of maps and radars on the FOX6 Weather page that are updating regularly — to provide you the most accurate assessment of the weather. From a county-by-county view to the Midwest regional radar and a national view — it’s all there. All of these images are at the ready — just one click away.

ROAD TEMPERATURES

We want you to know about a new tool on FOX6Now.com. We now have a map that taps into the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) road temperatures. WisDOT has sensors on bridges throughout southeast Wisconsin — and they’re monitoring those sensors for potential freezing conditions. CLICK HERE to check out our new road temperatures map.

WIND CHILL CHART

FOX6 News invites you to click and print a copy of the National Weather Service (NWS) wind chill chart. Put it up on your refrigerator. The NWS wind chill temperature index provides an accurate, understandable, and useful formula for calculating the dangers from winter winds and freezing temperatures. CLICK HERE to print the NWS wind chill chart.

FOX6 WEATHER IN SOCIAL MEDIA

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SCHOOL AND BUSINESS CLOSINGS

When the weather gets a little dicey, schools and businesses may shut down for part of a day or altogether. CLICK HERE to monitor the latest list of closings, cancellations and delays reported in southeast Wisconsin.

FOX6Now.com SNOW STICK

Because the winter months also offer a great opportunity to get outside and play, we try to bring you a lighter side of the weather — with a little help from the FOX6Now.com Snow Stick. It’s our unofficial snow measurement tool sitting on the FOX6 Weather Deck in Brown Deer. Web users can visit the Snow Stick web page and watch the snow accumulate in real time via live streaming video. We’ll stream this web cam live 24/7 whenever there’s snow in the forecast — and invite you to “LIKE” the Snow Stick on Facebook.