Severe thunderstorm warning issued

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 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.



  1. Darrell says:

    Very still here and I live on Paddock Lake, just secured all my stuff, trying to figure out why the alarms are going off?

  2. Ben says:

    Sirens just went off for the third time in the last hour ik Silver Lake. Power was out for a few minutes but has been restored. Wind is crazy! Power keeps flickering on and off.

  3. strawberry says:

    Winds picked up @ 9:18 @ strawberry creek between 94 and 45.

  4. anthony says:

    Salem Fire Dept and Rescue Squad is on 61st and 243 qt posible fire! LOTS OF FIRE TRUCKS

  5. Brandon says:

    Just a tree on a house. I drove by as it was on the next street over from mine. No fire at all.

  6. Chris Skrzynecki says:

    As we sat in our living room also hearing the sirens going off, my wife and I thought that they were going off to warn anyone who was outside either in a park or on the water that the weather was going to deteriorate quickly. We thought it was a great idea considering the size and speed of the storms. As it turned out there was some high winds just a little north of us along the interstate in Racine county that were high enough to cause damage.

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