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Reader photos: Blood moon over Salem

Do you see the blood moon this morning? The full lunar eclipse, where the moon moves into the earth’s shadow and consequently appears red, was visible early this morning. I wasn’t awake, but lucky for us Tammy Filiatreault of Salem was and she happens to be handy with a camera. She shared this photo of what […]

Readers photos: Snow clean-up in Trevor

Looks like the snow that visited us more or less constantly Tuesday to Thursday is behind us for now.  But Trevor resident and frequent photo contributor West Jacobs shot these photos of snow removal efforts in his neighborhood Thursday. West wrote: I’d like to give a BIG shout out to all the guys doing the […]

Reader photos: Pheasant at Richard Bong State Recreation Area

Salem resident West Jacobs was out at Bong on a recent morning — before all the hunters — and shot some photos of  a pheasant in the sunlight. Thanks for sharing, West.

Readers’ photos: Fire on Lake Geneva

Bruce Francart of Silver Lake was out on Geneva Lake this morning for a boating outing when he saw the scene he captured in these photos, which he shared with us. Bruce said he took the photos at about 9 a.m. and fire departments were still on the scene at noon. I haven’t been able […]

Readers photos: Paddock Lake fireworks

Here are some photos from West Jacobs of the fireworks over Paddock Lake Wednesday. The display was presented by Westosha Kiwanis Club and the No Joke Golf Outing.

Readers’ photos: Rain gauge

How much rain have we received since last night? West Jacobs rain gauge says almost 2.5 inches from last night until 10 a.m. Wednesday. National Weather Service radar at 12:27 p.m. suggests we could see a little more soon.

Reader photos: Storm clouds

Here are a couple of photos shared by readers of storm clouds that moved through teh area Thursay evening. Elsie Place’s photo was taken over Lilly Lake: Jeanette Amann’s photo was taken in Bristol: There are more thunderstroms and showers in the forecast for today.

Reader video: Helicopter crop dusting

Every once in a while I will hear a call on the scanner about this time of year about low-flying helicopters. Typically, it turns out to be a crop duster. Reader Kelly Mickelsen encountered just such a situation Tuesday and captured it in a neat piece of video, which she shared with us. Here it is: […]

Reader’s photos: Two new eagles

West Jacobs shared these photos of some eagles he found in Kenosha County Sunday. Explains West: “Early this morning, sitting in the swamp with mosquitoes, ticks and the like for about 4 hours I finally got a glimpse of the TWO new Eagles I our Kenosha, Co.”

Reader Photos: Flooding on April 18, 2013

Frequent photo contributor West Jacobs shared these photos of flooding around Western Kenosha County today. The Sheriff’s Department advises drivers to not try to cross any flooded out road due to unpredictable road conditions.

Reader’s photos: New local eagle family

West Jacobs shared this photo of some new neighbors he has found in Kenosha County — an new eagle family. Says West: I have watched the nest building, the courtship, and now the sitting on eggs. I don’t want to give the location, for this is the time they are most sensitive to intrusions which […]

Readers photos: Feb. 26, 2103 snow storm

Note: Do you have a photo from today’s snow? Send it to us at darren@westofthei.com and we’ll add it to this post.

Readers photos: Feb. 7, 2013 snow photos

Note: I moved this back up to the top as more photos are coming in Friday morning. — DH Here are some photos from Thursday’s snow that westofthei.com readers are sharing. (UPDATED 7:59 p.m., Friday)

Snow photos? Share them

If you have taken photos of today’s snow that you would like to share with westofthei.com’s readers send them to darren@westofthei.com. We will post them.

Reader photos: ATV through ice on Camp Lake

Reader S. Stach shared this photo of an effort to retrieve an ATV that went through an open hole in the frozen waters of Camp Lake Sunday. He said  no one was hurt, but it is a reminder of the need to be careful on lake ice in these times of volatile weather. For example, Camp Lake, […]

Reader photos: Eagles in Silver Lake

Juddie Brandes of Silver Lake captured these photos of eagles along the shore and flying over Silver Lake on Thursday. Thanks for sharing them, Juddie!

Readers photos: Curious clouds

Some very interesting looking clouds rolled through the area today. Unfortunately they didn’t bring what we have all been waiting from the sky — rain! Thanks to Wanda Hutchings and West Jacobs for sharing these photos.

Reader photos: White pelicans

Linda Valentine sent in these photos of white pelicans on a Western Kenosha County lake this morning at about 8 a.m. She writes: They were led by one and in a relatively straight line, then the leader would make their head turn and stab the water and all the others then would catch up and […]

Reader photo: Nice day for a balloon flight

Glenda Dupons shared this photo of a hot air balloon today in the sky over the area of Highways K and 75. John Trione, was that you?

Rainbow photos from readers

UPDATED with new photos about 2:30 p.m., May 16. — DH UPDATE again about 11:13 p.m., May 16. — DH Perfect conditions for rainbows this evening resulted in a number of spottings between about 6:30 and 7 p.m. Here are a few photos shared with westofthei.com: Do you take a rainbow shot Tuesday evening? Send it along […]

Reader’s photo: Stormy sky over Silver Lake

Wanda Hutchins shared this photo of  the sky near her Silver Lake home at around 7 p.m. , Monday. The National Weather Service forecast suggests that we should be done with storm clouds for the balance of the week at least.

Reader photo: Aerial spraying

West Jacobs shared this photo taken Monday of a plane performing aerial spraying along Wilmot Road. Let’s hope it was for mosquitoes, with the way those buggers have bounced back after the recent rains. Did you take an interesting and timely photo in Western Kenosha County? Share it with us and we will consider it […]

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