Residents Make the Best of Bitter Cold Weather


GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The low temperature overnight in Green Bay was negative eight degrees and the high Sunday reached a mere seven degrees, keeping many people inside.

But as Local 5’s Cole Higgins found out, some braved the cold, not only to work, but also, to play.

Triangle Sports Area in Green Bay is back in action, after excessive wind chills caused the park to close down on Saturday.

As long as the wind chill is above negative 20 degrees, the sports area is open. That means the sled attendants are out working in the bitter cold.

“We usually do about 10 minute rotations at each station and then we go inside for 10, 20, 30, however many minutes to warm up in there, ” says facility attendant, Lauren Bechle.

Parents were also making their little ones take breaks from the fun, to stay safe.

“He makes us go in the truck and warm up,” says sledder, Phoenix Moore.

 Even though the park reopened after being closed on Saturday due to chilly temperatures, it was still pretty cold out on Sunday. Sledders say layering is the key to staying warm.

“I put on a lot of layers, about four layers on top, three on the bottom, and hand warmers, and extra gloves, and just layer up,” says Bechle.

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