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Fox River under 13 feet; flood warning continues

The Fox River has slipped below 13 feet. The river at 6 p.m., was at 12.63 feet as measured at the New Munster Gauge. With flood stage being 11 feet, the National Weather Service continues to have a flood warning in effect. With the latest, local NWS forecast showing no precipitation through Saturday, the Fox is […]

Fox River receding; flood warning remains in effect

It appears the Fox River is now receding after reaching a crest of 13.38 feet Friday evening as measured at the New Munster Gauge. At 10 a.m., Saturday the river was measuring at 13.22 feet. Friday’s mark is the seventh highest historic crest recorded at the New Munster Gauge. Flood stage is 11 feet. A […]

Fox River crest forecast downgraded; flood warning continues

The National Weather Service has downgraded its forecast for a crest of the Fox River from recent flooding at the New Munster gauge. The latest NWS forecast calls for a crest of 14 feet, about six inches lower than the previous crest forecast. A crest of 14 feet would be the fifth highest on record. The crest […]

Fox River rising sharply; flood warning continues

The Fox River, true to its forecast, is rising fast, having increased 1.47 feet in about the last 24 hours. At 2 p.m., the river as measured at the New Munster gauge is at 12.49 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet, which was reached Wednesday afternoon. A National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect. […]

Fox River tops flood stage; flood warning continues

The Fox River has topped flood stage of 11 feet as of Wednesday afternoon as measured at the New Munster Gauge. At 7 p.m., the river was at 11.29 feet and projected to raise rapidly over the next few days. A crest of 15 feet is forecast by the National Weather Service for Saturday morning. […]

Flood warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flood waning for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County. The start of a period of rain and warmer temperatures spurring snow melt has increased run-off has the Fox as measured at the New Munster Gauge on the rise again.  At 1:30 p.m., Tuesday the river was at […]

Flood watch issued for Fox River

A flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County. The river is expected to rise rapidly starting Wednesday afternoon, cresting at 14.9 feet Saturday morning. If that level is reached, it would be the third highest crest recorded and the highest since the record crest […]

River forecast calls for Fox to top flood stage this week

The Fox River should top flood stage — and then some — this week, says the latest National Weather Service forecast for the river as measured at the New Munster Gauge. The river is forecast to reach flood stage of 11 feet by 7 p.m., Wednesday. A crest of 12.9 feet is expected by Saturday […]

Fox River up and down just under flood stage

The level of the Fox River has been up and down over the past 48 hours or so as measured by the National Weather Service New Munster gauge. That mild roller coaster effect is happening just below official flood stage of 100 feet. The official flood stage is 11 feet. The highest level in the […]

Fox River receding before topping flood stage; flood warning still in effect

The National Weather Service has a flood warning in effect for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County, but the river appears to be receding before hitting flood stage. Flood stage is 11 feet. The river was measured at the New Munster gauge at 10.86 feet at 3:45 a.m., Monday, but since then readings have […]

Flood advisory issued

Typically a flood advisory in our area has to do with the Fox River, but the National Weather Service has issued a different kind of flood advisory Saturday for our area. This advisory is for 20 counties in Wisconsin including Kenosha County. The NWS flood advisory cites the main concern for this event to be: […]

Fox River forecast to flood early next week

The National Weather Service has issued a forecast for the Fox River that has the river exceeding flood stage by Monday. Rain forecast for this weekend and melting snow on the ground are expected to contribute to the rise, a hyrdologic outlook issued by the NWS says. The forecast calls for the river to crest […]

Fox River under flood stage; flood warning removed

The National Weather Service has removed a flood warning for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County. The river dipped under flood stage of 11 feet very early Monday morning. At 8 p.m., the river was measuring at 10.77 feet. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Fox River over flood stage but receding; flood warning in effect

A National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County while the river’s level is receding. The river, as measured at the New Munster gauge, is at 11.3 feet as of 6 p.m., Saturday. Crest of 11.66 feet was reached at 8:15 a.m., Friday. Flood stage is 11 […]

Fox River still on the rise; flood warning in effect

The Fox River continues to inch toward flood stage Wednesday. The National Weather Service has a flood warning in effect. At 6 p.m., the river was measuring at 10.98 at the New Munster gauge. Flood stage is 11 feet. The current river forecast calls for the river the crest right at 11 feet around midnight, […]

Flood warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County. At 11 a.m., Tuesday the river is measuring at 10.34 feet at the New Munster gauge. Flood stage is 11 feet. The current NWS river forecast calls for a crest of 11.5 feet on Thursday morning. Share22 Tweet Share […]

Flood warning canceled for Fox River

The National Weather Service flood warning for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County has been canceled, with the river below flood stage again. As of 7 a.m. the river was at 10.58 feet as measured at the New Munster gauge. Flood stage is 11 feet. The river had been under flood warning since Oct. […]

Fox River drops below flood stage

The Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge has dropped below flood stage. At 7 a.m., the river was at 10.98 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. A National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect, at least for now. It was last updated at 3 a.m., when the river was still over […]

Fox River receding; recent crest in Top 10

The Fox River is receding steadily and may be under flood stage by Sunday evening, says the latest, local National Weather Service river forecast. At 6 p.m., the river measured at 12.43 feet at the New Munster gauge. Flood stage is 11 feet. A NWS flood warning remains in effect. The crest for this event […]

Fox River holding steady; crest forecast lowered

The Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge is holding steady at just a little bit above 13 feet. At 4 a.m. Tuesday, the river was at 13.02 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. The latest National Weather Service river forecast calls for a crest of 13.9 feet early Friday morning. That crest […]

Reader’s photos: Flooded streets in Salem Lakes

The Fox River is about two feet over flood stage Monday and that’s enough to close some adjacent roads. Bruce Francart of Silver Lake shared these photos of the area around Riverside Drive and Shorewood Drive around 81st Street. Share162 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 162

Fox River rise flattening out; flood warning remains

The Fox River is still well above flood stage, but the trend of a rapid rise from over the weekend seems to have leveled out. However, with more rain in the latest, local National Weather Service weather forecast, the river forecast is still calling for a crest over 14 feet early Wednesday morning. The river […]

Fox River level jumps up; now forecast for higher crest

The Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge has reached its earlier forecast for crest but is now forecast to rise even higher. Much of this week the river was forecast to crest at about 13 feet. That level was reached at 5 a.m. Sunday. At 11 a.m., the river was at 13.17 […]

Fox River continues to recede; flood warning remains

The Fox River continues to slowly recede as measured at the New Munster gauge. The river slipped below 12 feet early Friday morning. At 3:15 a.m., it was at 11.99 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. A National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect. However, rain forecast for the area may reverse that trend. […]

Fox River receding, but expected to rise again with more rain

The Fox River has receded a bit from its highest point over the last few days, but is expected to rise again with more rain in the forecast. Consequently, a National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect. The river was measured at the New Munster gauge at 12.24 at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday. It has […]

Fox River tops 12 feet, still on the rise

The Fox River has topped 12 feet as measured at the New Munster gauge and is still on the rise. At 5 a.m., the river measured at 12.18 feet. A National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect. A crest of 13.1 feet is forecast for the very early hours of Friday morning. Meanwhile, there […]

Fox River tops flood stage

The fast rising Fox River topped flood stage as measured at the New Munster gauge early Tuesday morning. Flood stage is 11 feet. The river stood at 11.25 feet as of the 7 a.m. reading. A National Weather Service flood warning remains in place.  The NWS forecasts a crest of 13.9 feet for the river, […]

Flood warning issued for Fox River

A flood warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Fox River, as measured at the New Munster gauge. At 9 p.m. Monday, the river was at 10.35 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. Flood stage is forecast to be reached by 7 a.m., Wednesday. The river is expected to crest at […]

Salem Lakes moving toward new floodplain ordinance

Salem Lakes is working toward the development of a new floodplain ordinance. Having an ordinance that is approved by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency is crucial to village residents being eligible for the National Flood Insurance program, virtually the only way to acquire flood insurance. The village hosted a public hearing Monday on the […]

Flood warning issued for Fox River

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge. The river rose back over flood stage of 11 feet at about 5 p.m. At 7 p.m., the river was at 11.09 feet. The latest NWS forecast for the river is not expected to rise […]

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