Major Change Coming To Downtown MKE Landmark

December 7, 2016
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The Gas Light building downtown.  20 stories high.  You know the one.  That big blue light that changes color from time to time is going to look a little bit different as of 6:15pm this Wednesday, December 7.  

Upgrades to the LED lighting system will allow the flame to appear as if it is flickering, so it SHOULD look like a legit gas flame.  Pretty cool right?  

The flame isn't just decorative, though.  Did you know it's also a weather report?  The light has served as a weather beacon for downtown Milwaukee since 1956.

The weather saying sill goes:

"When the flame is red, it's warm weather ahead. When the flame is gold, watch out for cold. When the flame is blue, there's no change in view. When there's a flickering flame, expect snow or rain."

It's hooked up to eleven different weather stations around Milwaukee, so you know its gotta be at least SOMEWHAT accurate... 

More HERE.