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Milwaukeeans have mixed reactions to first snowfall

Posted at 6:07 PM, Nov 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-09 19:07:44-05

MILWAUKEE -- Southeast Wisconsin was turned into a winter wonderland Friday morning, but the fresh snowfall didn't stop locals from enjoying the parks.

Friday morning Estabrook Park was filled with canines and their owners.  

Patricia Perry and her dog Noodles go to the park twice a day. She said a little snowfall wasn't going to stop them from having fun.

"I'm a snow person," said Perry. "I much rather have snow in November and December."

Nathaniel Falker and his friends were preparing for a disk golf tournament. The completion is scheduled for this Saturday but he said playing in the snow Friday, will help him prepare for the cold weather.

"It's the first snow of the season," said Falker. "We want to make sure we have everything set up and ready to go."

Not everyone enjoyed the wintry mix.

Steve Mierow owner of Citrus Solution Carpet Clearing in Grafton, had to spend extra time clearing and scarping his car.

"We know it's coming," said Mierow. "I've lived in Wisconsin all my life but my wife thinks it's pretty."

 Slava Krol, Vice President of K Komfort Heating & Cooling, said his business has been busy as customers are getting ready for the frigid temperatures.

He said there are things homeowners should do before temperatures drop such as replace the furnace filter every three months and make sure drains are clear and thermostats are working. Checking these few items could end up saving a homeowner money down the road.

"Your furnace will stop working if you block the airflow," said Krol. "If you hear some funny noises from the motors, it's a good idea to take a look at it."

Temperatures are expected to stay frigid through the weekend.