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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 […]

Rain from Tuesday and Wednesday may send Fox back to flood stage

Rain expected Tuesday, Tuesday night and Wednesday may send the Fox River in Western Kenosha County back to about flood stage, the latest National Weather Service forecast for the river at the New Munster Gauge says. The river has been falling and was at 10.2 feet as of 10 a.m., Tuesday. But with over 2 […]

Fox River level holding steady; flood warning continues

The level of the Fox River as measured at the National Weather Service New Munster Gauge seems to be hold steady at about 11.6 feet. The river first arrived at about 11.6 very early Thursday morning. It has fluctuated a few hundredths of a foot up at times, but has been basically flat since then. […]

Fox River heading down — slightly; flood warning remains in effect

The Fox River appears to have crested and is receding, even if ever so slowly. The river reached 11.68 feet Thursday. Since then it has been a little up and down, not moving much, but not going over that height. At 4 a.m. Friday, it was at 11.64 feet. Friday’s forecast calls for more rain, […]

Fox River receding; just missed flood stage

The Fox River’s most recent rise just missed getting to flood stage as measured at the New Munster gauge and is continuing to fall. The flood warning has expired. The river reached its highest point of 10.74 feet Tuesday morning. Flood stage is 11 feet. At 5 p.m. Wednesday, the river was at 10.35 feet. […]

Flood warning issued for Fox River

A flood warning has been issued for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County. The river as measured at the New Munster gauge was at 10.74 feet at 8 p.m. The current forecast calls for the Fox to reach flood stage of 11 feet Tuesday morning. The forecast calls for a crest of 11.6 feet […]

Fox River slips below 12 feet; flood warning continues

The Fox River has slipped below flood stage of 11 feet as measured at the New Munster gauge. The river was measured at 11.88 feet at 4 a.m., Friday.  A flood warning remains in effect. The current forecast for the river has it slipping below flood stage Sunday morning. There is a 60 percent chance […]

Fox River crests, starting to recede

The Fox River has crested at 12.43 feet as measured at the New Munster gauge. That high water mark came at 9:15 p.m, Tuesday. As of 5 a.m. Wednesday, the river stood at 12.4 feet. The National Weather Service had been forecasting a crest of 13 feet. The current forecast calls for the river to […]

Fox River tops 12 feet, heading higher

The Fox River topped 12 feet early Tuesday morning and appears to still be on the rise considering subsequent readings at the New Munster gauge. As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, the river stood at 12.35 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. A National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect.  A crest of 13 feet […]

Fox River tops flood stage

The Fox River, as forecast by the National Weather Service, exceeded flood stage of 11 feet by about 2 p.m. Monday afternoon. As of 8 p.m., the river stands at 11.54 feet as measured at the New Munster gauge. A flood warning remains in effect. A crest of 13.3 feet is forecast for Wednesday afternoon. […]

Flood warning issued for Fox River

The National Weather Service has now issued a flood warning for the Fox River in Kenosha County. At 10 a.m., the river was measuring at 10.65 feet at the New Munster gauge. Flood stage is 11 feet. The crest forecast has been adjusted higher quite a bit from earlier today. Crest is now expected at […]

With recent and forecasted rain, Fox River on the rise

Recent rain that has fallen, and more in the forecast to come, has the Fox River on the rise. The river as measured at the New Munster Gauge, the Fox was up to 9.82 feet on Sunday at 6 p.m. On Friday at 11 p.m., the river was at 7.87 feet. The current National Weather […]

Flood update: Fox River under flood stage

We didn’t get that forecast rain or snow or combination Thursday and it apparently had a very positive effect on the Fox River. The river slipped under flood stage of 11 feet as measured at the New Munster gauge at around midnight Friday. At 4 a.m., the river was down to 10.92 feet. Earlier forecasts, […]

Flood update: Fox lingering above flood stage

The Fox River is expected to rise a little again before finally slowing moving under flood stage, says the latest National Weather Service river forecast. The latest observation at the New Munster gauge (at 2 p.m., Thursday) was 11.64 feet. With precipitation in the forecast for Wednesday night and Thursday, the current river forecast sees […]

Flood update: Receding of Fox slowing; flood warning remains in effect

The National Weather Service has adjusted its forecast of when the Fox River, as measured at the New Munster gauge, will slip back under flood stage of 11 feet. The current forecast now is that the river will slip below 11 feet at about noon, Thursday. Earlier forecasts had that happening as early as Tuesday. […]

Flood update: Fox approaching 13 feet; flood warning extended

The Fox River measured 12.91 feet at 5 a.m. as measured at the New Munster gauge, well above flood level of 11 feet and approaching the designated moderate flooding level of 13 feet. The current level would rank 7th on the historic crests listed by the National Weather Service for the gauge. The NWS forecasts […]

Fox River over flood stage; flood warning extended

The Fox River is over flood stage as measured at the New Munster gauge. At 3 p.m., the river was at 11.13 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. The National Weather Service has extended duration of the flood warning for the area to 9:45 p.m. The NWS also has adjusted its crest forecast slightly at […]

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