The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for all of Kenosha County until 9 p.m.
Kenosha County Emergency Management is reporting that the storm is producing quarter sized hail and “hurricane force” winds.
UPDATE 8:30 p.m. — Weather warning sirens can be heard in Paddock Lake.
UPDATE 8:36 p.m. — Air very still in Paddock Lake. Trees not moving at all.
UPDATE 8:42 p.m. — Weather warning sirens can be heard in Paddock Lake again.
UPDATE 8:47 p.m. — Radar (as of 8:37 p.m. capture) shows storm still in Walworth County.
UPDATE 8:49 p.m. — Some firefighters being called to their stations to stand-by for weather-related calls.
UPDATE 8:53 p.m. — Radar as of 8:46 p.m. capture shows storms over about half of Walworth County on a diagonal from northeast to southwest.
UPDATE 8:56 p.m. — Lightning activity visible to the west and northwest from Paddock Lake.
UPDATE 9:02 p.m. — Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue responding to a report of an electrical wire down in the 6000 block of 400th Avenue.
UPDATE 9:03 p.m. — Severe thunderstorm warning extended — with winds in excess of 74 miles per hour — until 10 p.m.
UPDATE 9:07 p.m. — Radar as of 8:55 p.m. capture shows most of Walworth County covered by storm, but still outside Kenosha County.
UPDATE 9:10 p.m. — Winds strong now in Paddock Lake. Power out there too.
UPDATE 9:23 p.m. — Wilmot Fire Department responding to report of possible explosion and transformer possibly on fire at Highways F and FR 9:19 p.m. Salem fire responding to 26400 block of 60th street to a tree down with wires arcing. Also, traffic signals out at Highways O and P.
UPDATE 9:27 p.m. — Report of transformer blowing up at Highways B and 50. Salem Fire responding. Tree also reported down at Highway SA and F.
UPDATE 9:30 p.m. — Heavy rain in Paddock Lake now.
UPDATE 9:37 p.m. — Salem Fire/Rescue responding to a report of a tree on a house on the 6300 block 244th Ave.
UPDATE 9:38 p.m. — Silver Lake Fire responding to a report of a tree down in 27700 block of Highway F.
UPDATE 9:42 p.m. — Tree down across the road from 37600 block of Highway F.
UPDATE 9:44 p.m. — Calmer out around here now. Radar shows all of county under storm and storm extending back all the way to the Mississippi.
UPDATE 9:59 p.m. — Power outage effecting westofthei.com HQ may be pretty localized, as homes across the street appear to have power and street lights on 248th Avenue are on.
UPDATE 10:04 p.m. — Trees reported down at Highways B and NN.
UPDATE 10:05 p.m. — Salem Fire/Rescue and deputies responding to a report of a crash with injuries in the 27100 block of Highway K.
UPDATE 10:07 p.m. — Our reserve power running low for computers. If we are out for a while that may be reason. If that happens we will try to post via phone as long as that holds out. Spectacular lightning and much cooler temps now.
UPDATE 10:10 p.m. — We Energies trucks just rolled by. Yay!
UPDATE June 9 — We didn’t get power back — and the ability to recharge dead batteries — until about noon.