July 30, 2014

Walker declares energy emergency

The lingering cold weather has prompted Governor Scott Walker to declare a 10-day energy emergency in Wisconsin.

The move is intended to make it easier for propane suppliers to deliver heating fuel to those who need it. The declaration allows propane delivery trucks to exceed spring weight limits on Wisconsin roads. Governor Walker says many residents are still in need of propane, after temperatures fell below zero earlier this week in northern Vilas County close to the Upper Michigan border — and highs in central Wisconsin failed to reach the freezing mark in some places.

Typically at this time of year, the normal high in Green Bay is 55 degrees and 59 in Madison. Today’s high temperatures are expected to range from the upper 30s to low 40s in the far north, to the low 50s in the south. Near-normal seasonal temperatures are expected to return by Saturday.