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Windy Friday; snow on Sunday

It’s windy out there on Friday morning. It’s not so much the sustained winds, which are at 10 to 15 mph, but the gusts, which can be as high as 30 mph. Consequently, wind chills will be a factor in your comfort outside Friday. The high temperature is expected to reach 19 and wind chills […]

One warmer day, one colder day then back to normal

Western Kenosha County will have a warmer than normal Thursday, followed by a colder than normal Friday followed by a return to more typical temps after that. The latest, local National Weather Service forecast says Thursday’s high should top 40 degrees. The warmth won’t last long, however, as temperatures will begin dropping Thursday evening. Friday’s […]

Winter weather advisory extended

The National Weather Service has extended a winter weather advisory for our area. The advisory is now in effect until 3 a.m. Some snow is expected during the advisory period. Windy conditions with a west wind of 15 to 25 mph with gusts as high as 35 mph may produce patchy blowing snow and resulting […]

Snow update 6 a.m., Tues. Feb. 12, 2019

We are measuring a solid 4 inches of snow on the ground at westofthei.com headquarters at about 6 a.m., Tuesday, with snow still falling steadily. That is the upper range of what was forecast by the National Weather Service for overnight accumulation. Snow is expected to continue through 8 a.m., when freezing rain may appear […]

Winter weather advisory moved to earlier start

The coming snow has been a bit of a moving target for the National Weather Service today. The winter weather advisory for our area has been moved up to start at 6 p.m., instead of the later start it had earlier in the day. It is set to stay in effect through midnight Wednesday. The […]

NWS replaces watch with winter weather advisory

The National Weather Service has had a change of heart and has now issued a winter weather advisory for Kenosha County. The advisory is set to be in effect from 9 p.m., Monday to midnight, Wednesday. A winter storm watch had earlier been issued for approximately that same period but now has been replaced with […]

Winter storm watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for a portion of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The watch is set to be in effect from 6 p.m., Monday to 6 a.m., Wednesday. The latest, local NWS forecast calls for Western Kenosha County to receive 1 to 4 inches of snow during the […]

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 […]

Snow in forecast for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

There’s snow coming for our area in the coming days, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Fortunately, modest accumulation is expected Sunday, Monday night and Tuesday. Sunday, we should see snow in the afternoon, with less than one inch of accumulation. That snow may transition to freezing rain in the late afternoon/evening. There’s […]

Winter weather advisory update

Rain falling on accumulated freezing rain is the observed precipitation situation at 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. A National Weather Service winter weather advisory forecasting mixed precipitation and slick travel is in effect until 9 a.m., Thursday. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Winter weather advisory moved up

The National Weather Service moved up the start of a winter weather advisory for Western Kenosha County. At 7:55 p.m., the advisory is in effect and set to stay like that until 6 a.m., Thursday. Concerns prompting this advisory are similar to yesterday — mixed up freezing precipitation that could make roads slick, bring tree […]

Freezing rain/ice generates calls for Sheriff’s Department, fire departments, utility crews

The freezing rain/ice event that started in Kenosha County Tuesday evening and extended into Wednesday morning has kept, law enrocement, fire and rescue and utility crews busy through Wednesday. Here is a summary of activity shared by the Sheriff’s Department Wednesday: Kenosha County experienced a freezing rain/ice event that began yesterday evening. Between Tuesday, February […]

Snow/ice/sleet update: .5 of icy mix overnight; new winter weather advisory for Wednesday night

We measured about .5 inch of accumulated snow/ice/sleet at westofthei.com headquarters at about 5:15 a.m. A winter weather advisory continues for Kenosha County until 6 a.m. Good news for commuters: The ice storm warning has been lifted in Lake County for Wednesday morning. However, a new winter weather advisory has been issued by the National […]

Precipitation update: Sleet, freezing rain, maybe snow overnight; winter weather advisory continues; ice warning in Illinois

By 6 p.m., the forecast sloppy, icy precipitation had started in Western Kenosha County. The latest, local National Weather Service forecast for our area says to expect continued snow, freezing rain and sleet before 9 p.m., Tuesday. Then freezing rain into Wednesday morning. A winter weather advisory that says in part “widespread travel impacts are already […]

Dense fog advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The advisory will be in effect until midnight, Monday. Visibility may be a quarter of a mile or less during the advisory period. Share6 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 6

Paddock Lake warns residents to be on outlook for water leaks, flooding with changing weather

Paddock Lake officials are warning village residents to be on the outlook for water pipe leaks, roof damage and possible flooding with ongoing weather conditions. The area has almost 20 inches of snow on the ground — at least at the start of Friday. The rapid warming and rain expected over the weekend can cause […]

Snow update: Feb. 1, 2019; warm wet weekend in forecast

It feels odd out there early this morning. Cold at 1 degree (at 5:30 a.m.), but still somehow warm. I’m sure you will know what I mean. We got that snow — and are still getting some — that the National Weather Service forecast for Friday night. We measured .5 inch on the ground at […]

Wind chill warning expires; wind chill advisory issued

The National Weather Service has replaced the two-day wind chill warning with a lesser wind chill advisory. The wind chill advisory will be in effect until 3 p.m., Thursday. Says the NWS: A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions […]

Wind chill warning still in effect; measurable snow Thursday night

Ready for another day of cold? The National Weather Service still has a wind chill warning in effect through noon Thursday. The numbers haven’t changed much. Wednesday night will see a low of -26, but wind chills will be a bit better than Tuesday night at -30 to -40 due to less wind. A newer […]

Wind chill warning remains in effect

The National Weather Service still has a wind chill warning in effect for Kenosha County and much of the rest of Wisconsin. The warning is set to be in effect until noon, Thursday. Not a lot has changed in the details of the latest, local NWS forecast. Tuesday night should see a low of -25 […]

Final snow update: 8:50 p.m., Jan. 28, 2019

Drifting made a reliable measurement a little iffy, but my best guess is an additional .5 inch since our morning reading at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. Second measurement was taken at about 8:50 p.m. That means a total of 6 inches for this storm. The National Weather Service winter storm warning was allowed to […]

Wind chill warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory and a wind chill warning for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The wind chill advisory in effect from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday. Wind chill values could reach between -20 and -25 during that period. The wind chill warning — indicative of […]

Snow update: 5:40 a.m., Jan. 28, 2019

Blowing and the resulting drifting of snow makes measuring of accumulation a little tricky, but after taking several measurements in different places we concluded we have about 5.5 inches of snow on the ground at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake at 5:40 a.m., Monday with snow still coming down strong. That’s since snow started falling […]

Wind chill advisory Sunday morning; winter storm warning Sunday-Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Sunday morning and a winter storm warning for Sunday night through Monday evening. The wind chill advisory is set to be in effect from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m., Sunday. During that period, temperatures may be as low as -7 with wind chill as […]

Cold weekend to end with snow; then even colder

If you thought we weren’t going to see any real winter this year during our mostly mild December, you may have changed your mind by now. And if you haven’t, the weather over the next week might be the clincher. This weekend — after the continuation of the coldest stretch of temperatures we have seen […]

Wind chill advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The advisory is set to be in effect from 6 p.m., Thursday to noon Friday. During the advisory period, wind chills could be as low as -30. Thursday’s high temperature of 20 should be reached by […]

Final snow update; temperatures to plunge

We measured a final additional inch of snow fall at westofthei.com headquarters from 5:30 a.m. to about 3:15 p.m., Wednesday. That’s a total of 5 inches for the storm that started Tuesday afternoon. The latest, local National Weather Service forecast for our area suggests we are done with snow for a few days, but we […]

Snow update and revised forecast; winter storm warning still in effect

At about 5:30 a.m., we measured an additional 2 inches of snow overnight at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake for a total of about 4 inches since snow started falling Tuesday afternoon. Snow was still falling steadily. The latest, local National Weather Service forecast says we could get 1 to 2 more inches this morning. […]

Snow update 9:15 p.m. Jan. 22

With ice and then snow and in between a mix of the two, we measured about 2 inches of accumulated ice and snow at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake at about 9:15 p.m. This is a wet, heavy snow. The latest, local National Weather Service forecast at 9:31 p.m., Tuesday, says we could see another 1 […]

Winter storm warning issued

Kenosha County has joined the rest of the region and has been added to the National Weather Service’s current winter storm warning. Says the warning’s text: Periods of light freezing drizzle and rain, mixed at times with snow, gradually transitioning to all snow late this afternoon and evening. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 8 inches and ice […]

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