Weather varies from one day to the next in Milwaukee. Weather can also vary depending on how far you are from Lake Michigan. Some places closer to the lake will be cooler and get more rain and definitely more ice or snowstorms, whereas other areas will not get any snow at all. Even though the weather can change quite quickly, Wisconsin is lucky that it does not have an annual hurricane season or tsunamis.
Students should be prepared for hot temperatures at the beginning of the school year and freezing conditions by the end of October—it often snows around Halloween. By the end of March, the weather can either be sunny and warm or still bitter cold. Most years, the winters are not filled with snow, but rather ice and bitter, freezing winds. Students need to be prepared for whatever the weather may bring because it will bring it! The seasons do offer a lot of different outside activity opportunities, such as rock climbing, hiking, sledding, snowshoeing, swimming, and water skiing.