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Snow update: 2 inches overnight

At about 5:30 a.m., we measured 2 inches of new snow accumulation at westofthei.com headqaurters in Paddock Lake from the snow that started Wednesday evening. That exceeded National Weather Service expectations. There was still some light snow falling. The National Weather Service has issued a lake effect snow advisory for Kenosha County until 10 a.m. The […]

1.5 inch of snow possible today, tonight

The National Weather Service forecast for our area suggests we may be in for as much as 1.5 inches of snow yet today and tonight. The temperature will also be cold tonight, reaching just 6. There’s more cold in the forecast for Thursday, with a high temperature of 10, Friday with a high of 13 and Saturday with […]

Wind chill advisory issued for tonight through Monday morning

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for our area. I know. Of course they have. Seems to happen daily these days doesn’t it? Well, I agree but we should go through the details nonetheless. This advisory is set to be in effect from 9 p.m. Sunday through 10 a.m., Monday. Temps […]

Wind chill advisory issued for Wednesday evening into Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for the entire state of Wisconsin. The advisory that includes Western Kenosha County will be in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday to noon Thursday. Single digit and below zero temperatures paired with winds from 10 to 15 mph will mean wind chill values as low […]

Cold continues; snow now likely for Friday

There’s been little change in the National Weather Service temperature forecast for the next few days. It’s going to be pretty cold. But now there’s a decent chance of a little snow later in the week. Today’s forecast high is 6. Thursday’s forecast high is 2. However, so far our area has escaped being put under […]

Frigid temps on the way

Think it’s been cold lately? Just wait. Today’s high should reach 14. But Wednesday’s National Weather Service forecast calls for a high of just 8. On Thursday, just 3. On Friday the temperature should claw its way back into the low teens before a brief reprieve of 26 on Saturday. But don’t expect a warning […]

Wind chill advisory starting late this afternoon

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Western Kenosha County to start later today. Northwest winds gusting as strong as 30 to 40 mph combined with temperatures in the low teens to below zero will produce wind chill values between -10 and -15. The advisory will be in […]

Temps to plunge Thursday

The current National Weather Service forecast calls for a plunge in temperatures starting Friday. Upcoming high temperatures are forecast for 10 on Thursday, a brief reprieve on Friday of 21, and then  8 on Saturday and 9 on Sunday. That warmer Friday also has a 50 percent chance of snow. There’s not another 30 plus high […]

Warmer for the weekend

Today through the weekend should be a bit warmer than it’s been of late, says the National Weather Service forecast. Friday’s high should get to 29. Saturday’s high should reach 34 and Sunday’s 33. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain Saturday night and that could develop into a 40 percent chance of wintry mix precipitation Sunday.

Snow update: 4.5 inches; cold next couple of days

We measured a total accumulation of 4.5 inches for Tuesday’s snowfall at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. The next couple of days look to be free from precipitation, though they will be cold, says the National Weather Service forecast. The high temperature today is expected to be 18 with Thursday’s high just 12.

Snow update: 1.5 inches

For those of you heading to Western Kenosha County who may not be in the immediate area now,  snow is falling with 1.5 of accumulation in Paddock Lake between about 3:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. I have a report from someone driving to Lake Geneva from Paddock Lake that the snow seems to be lighter farther west. […]

Snow this afternoon prompts winter weather advisory

Snow expected to start falling late this afternoon has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory. Our area could see from 2 to 3 inches of  accumulation from this snowfall. Snow is expected to begin around 3 p.m. and end before midnight.  There’s a 30 percent chance of some more snow […]

Snow update: 11 inches total in Paddock Lake

We measured about 5 inches of snowfall Sunday at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. That would be a total of 11 inches from Saturday evening through about 5 a.m. this morning. Drifting may have effected our measurement some, but we tried to measure at a flat spot that did not appear to be as impacted. (We […]

Blizzard warning extended to 3 a.m.

The National Weather Service has extended the blizzard warning for Kenosha County until 3 a.m., Monday. The warning says that winds are now expected to continue to be “blustery” for longer than initially expected.

Twin Lakes Senior Club meeting cancelled

The Twin Lakes Seniors Club Meeting for scheduled for Monday, Feb. 2 has been canceled due to the inclement weather.

Wind stronger tonight in latest forecast

The latest local forecast from the National Weather Service is calling for even stronger winds than earlier, possibly aggravating the blowing and drifting of snow over night. Winds now are expected to be in the 25-30 mph range with gusts as high as 40 mph The forecast says we could get an additional 2 inches of snow tonight. A […]

Snow emergency declared for Salem

Salem town Clerk Cindi Ernest has made the following announcement: Salem Town Chairman Diann Tesar has declared a snow emergency in Salem, until further notice. Per Salem Code of Ordinance No. 470-7(C)(1) (2)No vehicles may be parked on public streets, roads or highways, night or day, during a declared snow emergency.  Any vehicle so parked within the […]

Blizzard warning start moved up to 10 a.m.

The National Weather Service has moved the start of its blizzard warning for Kenosha and Racine counties to 10 a.m. The blizzard warning is still set to expire at midnight.

Snow update: 5 more inches

From 11:30 p.m. to 9:30 this morning we measured an additional 5 inches of snow accumulation at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. That’s a total of 6 inches so far for this snowfall. That’s an average of several measurements here due to drifting already taking place. Snow is expected to fall throughout the day and into […]

Blizzard warning issued by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Kenosha and Racine counties starting at noon Sunday and extending to midnight tonight. With snow accumulation eventually as high as 10 inches in the area, winds of 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph will produce blowing and drifting. Visibility may be reduced to .5 mile or less and whiteout […]

Snow update: 1 inch at 11:30 p.m.

Snow started to fall in Paddock Lake at about 9 p.m., Saturday. By 11:30 p.m., we were measuring 1 inch at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. At that time, I had just got back from a drive to Paddock Lake from Milwaukee. The snow was definitely worse as we traveled south.

UPDATE: Winter storm warning moved up to start at 10 p.m.

The National Weather Service has moved the start time of a winter storm warning for tonight up to 10 p.m. Total accumulation of snow for tonight and Sunday has inched up a little to 5 to 10 inches possible. The NWS also is saying snow is a solid 100 percent chance for tonight and Sunday. […]

Winter storm warning issued for area starting tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for an area of Wisconsin including Kenosha County. The warning will be in effect from midnight tonight until 3 a.m. Monday. Snow is expected to fall for about 24 hours. Snow accumulation totals are forecast in the range of 4 to 9 inches through Sunday night. Winds from […]

Snow expected for Saturday night/Sunday

Snow accumulation of up to about three inches total is expected (80 percent chance) for our area starting Saturday night and stretching into Sunday, says the local National Weather Service forecast. The snow is most likely to begin after midnight Saturday. It is probably worth noting that just across the border in Lake County, Illinois, they have […]

Snow update: .5 inch

Monday afternoon and last night’s snow fall amounted to just .5 inch of accumulation here at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. After a chance of some freezing drizzle this morning, the rest of the day looks clear as far as precipitation, says the National Weather Service forecast. A 50 percent chance of freezing rain and snow/sleet […]

Snow in forecast for this afternoon and tonight

The National Weather Service forecast is calling for snow this afternoon and tonight. The 80 percent chance of snow is expected to start after 2 p.m., with less than a half inch of accumulation. Tonight there’s a 70 percent chance of snow with less than an inch of accumulation. A chance of precipitation returns to […]

Latest on snow: Greater chance, less accumulation

The latest National Weather Service forecast for snow starting tonight and continuing into Sunday is for a greater chance of snow at 80 percent, but less accumulation, now in a range of .5 to 1 inch. A light chance of snow — 30 percent — has also crept into the forecast for Monday and Monday night. […]

Snow likely this weekend

The National Weather Service says there’s a pretty good chance we will get some snow this weekend. The local forecast includes a 60 percent chance of snow Saturday night and a 70 percent chance of snow Sunday. The snow should be mostly done by noon Sunday with 1 to 3 inches of accumulation before it’s […]

Temperature expected to break 40 today

You’ve got no weather related excuse to get those Christmas lights off the house today. The National Weather Service forecast says today’s high temperature here should be about 44. There’s more good news if a warming trend is what you’ve been waiting for; high temperatures are not expected to dip out of the 30s until […]

Temperatures are looking up

Temperatures will be warmer over the next seven days, says the current local National Weather Service forecast. Today’s high temperature is forecast to reach 31. But that’s not all! Highs through next Wednesday are forecast to be in the high 20s or low 30s. The exception is Saturday, when the temperature may get as high […]

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