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Flood warning issued; Fox River on the rise

Our recent burst of wet weather has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning for about the southern half of the state, including Kenosha County. The warning is in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday to 10 a.m. Monday. The level of the Fox River, as measured at the New Munster gauge, is […]

Fox River a foot above flood stage

The Fox River, as measured at the New Munster gauge, is about a foot over flood stage. The river was at 11.32 feet at 6:45 a.m. Sunday. Flood stage is 10 feet. A flood warning is in effect. Minor flooding may be taking place at this level. The forecast is for the river to remain […]

Fox River approaching flood stage

We’ve all been enjoying the warm weather and sunshine today, but the prime conditions for snow melt and frozen ground are driving up the level of the Fox River. Consequently, the National Weather Service has issued a hydrologic outlook for the Fox effective until further notice. The Fox River at the New Munster measuring station […]

Fox River back over flood stage

The rains of Tuesday and today have caused the Fox River to rise quickly back over flood stage, reversing what had been a trend of receding levels as measured at the New Munster gauge. The most recent observation at 7 a.m. today has the river at 11.18 feet. At 7:15 a.m, Tuesday, the river was […]

Flood warning in effect for Fox River

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County. At 3 p.m. Saturday, the river was at 9.1 feet at the New Munster gauge. The river is forecast to be rise above flood stage of 10 feet by midnight tomorrow and continue to rise through the week. […]

Fox River under flood stage again

The Fox River slipped below flood stage of 10 feet Tuesday as measured at the New Munster gauge. As of the latest observation at 7 p.m. today, the river was at 9.96 feet. The flood warning has expired. The river is expected to be below the 9-foot action stage by Saturday morning. However, there is […]

Fox River dips under flood stage, then begins to rise

The Fox River briefly was under flood stage of 10 feet at the New Munster gauge. As recently as at 4:30 a.m., the river was measuring 9.95 feet. But continued rain has started the river to rise again with a forecast of reaching a crest of 11 feet by Sunday morning, says the National Weather Service. At 9 a.m., […]

Fox River below 12 feet; forecast calls for flood stage to end Thursday

The Fox River at the New Munster gauge is down to 11.58 feet as of the 1:45 observation today. With the right weather, the river is forecast to be below flood stage of 10 feet by Saturday. But about that weather. There is some chance of rain in the forecast for every day this week. The strongest […]

Fox River now under 13 feet

The Fox River is now under 13 feet as drier weather allows the waterway to continue to recede. The most recent observation at the New Munster gauge was 12.85 feet at 12:15 p.m. today. The current hydrologic forecast for the river at that calls for river to still be above 10 feet, which is flood stage, next Thursday.

Fox River drops below 14 feet; rain in forecast for tonight, Tuesday

The Fox River has dropped below 14 feet at the New Munster gauge, registering at 13.84 feet as of 4 a.m. Monday. The river is now in moderate flood stage. A flood warning is still in effect. There is more rain in the National Weather Service forecast for tonight and Tuesday. After that, the week looks much drier than last week. Temperatures also […]

Highway 50 open through Western Kenosha County

The Highway 50 closure put into effect Friday because of raising water on the Fox River has been lifted Sunday morning. At about 8 a.m. barricades were being taken down along the route by county Highway Department workers. Water at the key point of the highway, near the bridge over the river, was at about the same level […]

Fox River hits crest at 14.5 feet; now receding

The Fox River hit its crest at 14.5 feet early this morning and is now slowly receding, according to the National Weather Service. The high water mark was recorded at the New Munster gauge at 12:45 a.m. Subsequent readings have been slightly lower showing the river is receding.  At 4:45 a.m., the river was measured at 14.45 feet. The crest […]

Report from the Road: A look at the Highway 50 closure

I took a spin this afternoon to see how the Highway 50 closure was set up. Traveling westbound, the closure and detour starts being announced east of Paddock Lake. The official detour route of Highway 75 to Highway 142 to Highway 83 is posted at Brass Ball Corners (Highways 50 and 75), but on Highway […]

UPDATE: Fox River crest forecast adjust down slightly

The latest National Weather Service forecast for the ultimate crest of the Fox River has been revised down again slightly. The river is now forecast to crest at 15 feet, as of an updated forecast created by the NWS at 7:01 a.m. If reached, 15 feet would be the second highest crest on record. The highest crest on record […]

UPDATE: Fox River crest forecast revised higher again; may reach 15 feet

The most recent National Weather Service forecast for the Fox River now calls for a crest of 15 feet at the New Munster gauge, coming early Saturday morning. The highest crest on record is 15.18 feet, recorded on June 15, 2008. A crest of 15 feet would be the second highest. UPDATE 10:21 p.m. — […]

Local state of emergency declared for Kenosha County

A local state of emergency has been declared for Kenosha County, Jim Kreuser, county executive, has announced. The press release on the declaration says: Residents along low-lying areas of the Fox River are strongly urged to evacuate. The American Red Cross has established a temporary shelter for area residents at Christ Lutheran Church, 24929 75th St., Paddock […]

Heavy rain forecast through end of week; trouble for Fox River and Vern Wolf Lake?

The National Weather Service out of its office in Sullivan is forecasting the possibility of  heavy rain and major flooding Wednesday through the end of the work week. Rain is expected to start falling tomorrow morning and then intensify after 10 a.m. Wednesday. The largest amounts are forecast for Wednesday night and Thursday with 1 to […]

National Weather Service flooding forecast moderates some

The National Weather Service forecast for flooding along the Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge has moderated some. The NWS is now calling for a crest of 13.54, to be reached early Saturday morning. Earlier the NWS had forecast a crest of a smidge over 14 feet, the start of the major […]

Flooding photos

With the Fox River just a touch over 13 feet at the New Munster gauge as of 3:45 p.m., signs of flooding along the river in Western Kenosha County were beginning to show up today. Here are some photos I shot at about noon in Salem just north of Silver Lake as well as some […]

Fox River receding; flood warning still in effect

The Fox River is receding today after reaching a crest of 11.94 early Wednesday morning. The 4 a.m. level at the New Munster measuring station was 11.7 feet. Current projections are for the river to stay above flood level (10 feet) until Wednesday, March 20. A flood warning is still in effect. There’s no rain or snow in the forecast for today, but […]

Fox River over flood stage at New Munster

The Fox River was measured as being over flood stage this evening at the measuring station at New Munster. At 7:30 p.m., the river was at 10.18 feet. Flood stage is 10 feet. The river is expected to peak at a little under 11 feet Wednesday and be back under flood stage by Thursday afternoon, […]

Wind chill advisory; Fox River over flood stage

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory effective from midnight tonight through noon Friday. The combination of single digit temperatures and 15 to 20 mph winds with 30 mph gusts tonight and 10 to 15 mph winds tomorrow will produce wind chills of -15 to -23. Friday night there also is a 60 percent […]

Flood warning issued for Fox River; fog thick in spots

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Fox River at New Munster. At 6 p.m., the river was at 7.68 feet. Flood stage is 10 feet. The forecast calls for the river to raise above flood stage by Thursday morning and peak at 10.7 feet. My personal observation driving from Kenosha to Paddock […]

Metal box reported in Highway 50

At 7:47 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a large metal box in the westbound lanes of Highway 50 in Wheatland just before the Fox River. View Larger Map

Snowmobile crash sends man to hospital

View Larger Map A crash between two snowmobiles Sunday on the Fox River sent an Illinois man to the hospital via medical transport helicopter. David J. Tahaney, 46, of Round Lake, Ill., was transported from the scene by Flight for Life to an Illinois hospital due to the extent of his injuries. The incident took […]

Emergency Management urges residents to leave flooding areas

Kenosha County Emergency Management has issued the following press release in the wake of the predicted flooding along the Fox River: The National Weather Service (NWS) in Sullivan WI has predicted that the Fox River will rise from its current flood stage of 10.31 Feet (10:00 AM on July 23, 2010) and will crest at 13.5 […]

Flooding coming on Fox River says weather service

The National Weather Service is predicting that the Fox River at the New Munster measuring station will exceed flood stage of 10 feet sometime this morning due to heavy rainfall last night and additional rain expected today The river could rise as high as 12.5 feet by Saturday morning, the NWS says. A flood warning is in effect.

Heavy rain should push Fox to flood stage

The National Weather Service is saying heavy rain todya is expected to puch the Fox River at the New Munster measuring station into flood stage today. A flash flood watch and a fllod warning have been issued for the area. But with rain ending today and none in the forecast again until Monday, the river is expected to begin receding Sunday and perhaps be […]

Flood warning issued for Fox River

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County. The river is expected to reach flood stage of 10 feet very early Thursday morning and stay above flood level for the forecastable future (about a week). There’s a pretty good chance of rain in the NWS forecast […]

Fox could be flooding by mid-week

Plenty of rain predicted for the area this week could have the Fox River rising over flood stage (10 feet) by Thursday and up to 12 feet through the weekend. There’s a better than 50 percent chance of rain Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and a lesser, but still present, chance the balance of the week. Looks like […]

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