“A little sweaty:” As heavy snow falls in Sheboygan, some warm up by shoveling, others by swimming

SHEBOYGAN -- As a winter storm dropped snow across parts of southeast Wisconsin, it left its biggest mark here. Some parts of Sheboygan measured totals of nearly eight inches of snow that began falling Sunday night and continued through the day Monday, Jan. 15. Some people, however, avoided the snow all together by seeking refuge in a place best described as humid.

Heavy snow in Sheboygan

As of 3:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, the FOX6 Weather Experts said 7.5 inches of snow and counting had fallen in Sheboygan -- one of two counties that remained under a winter storm warning until noon Tuesday. Heavy snow made for poor visibilities as a FOX6 crew drove up to Sheboygan Monday morning.

"I was driving and couldn't even see five feet ahead of me. It was pretty slippery," Leo Ostermann said.

Heavy snow in Sheboygan

At the water park inside Blue Harbor Resort, it was humid, and some welcomed the idea of cold water raining down on them.

Water park at Blue Harbor Resort

"It's kind of weird because it's really warm and humid in here and then you look outside and there's a blizzard going on," said Heather Bingham, who took her kids to the water park as part of a Girl Scout troupe outing.

Some who had to be out in the snow said it wasn't too bad.

"We're getting the lake-effect now. It's light snow. Nothing like when you get the wet stuff and it's hard to move. This stuff, you can really get moving quick," said Herbert Nowacki, who was shoveling for a neighbor.

Water park at Blue Harbor Resort

Water park at Blue Harbor Resort

As those shoveling worked up a sweat, the same could be said for those inside the 84-degree water park.

Water park at Blue Harbor Resort

"I'm fine being a little bit sweaty, being able to go into one of the pools, swim around, and make sure everyone is having a great experience," said Eugene Vanderwalt, the water park's director.

David Groves, Operations Supervisor for Sheboygan Public Works, said there was no snow emergency Monday. Still, Groves said crews were busy with a total of 16 pieces of equipment traversing the city. Groves said the plows would focus on main roads throughout the evening before clearing residential streets overnight.