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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 […]

Snow forecast changes again

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast has again changed the outlook for snow on Tuesday for our area. The forecast says we now may get 3 to 4 inches of accumulated snow — most of that Tuesday night. During the day Tuesday, the snow may be mixed with freezing rain, keeping down the accumulation. […]

Winter weather advisory issued; snow giving way to mixed precipitation

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for a large portion of Wisconsin, including Kenosha County (in fact the parts of the state to the north and west of us that are not under the advisory are under winter storm watches and warnings). The advisory will be in effect from 9 a.m., […]

Cold Monday morning; more snow on the way Tuesday

Looks like we should get some more snow accumulation to add to this weekend’s collection after getting through a cold Monday. Wind chill could be as low as -10 Monday morning with an air temperature around 0 and winds of around 5 to 10 mph. Then there’s the snow.   The latest, local National Weather […]

Snow update: 5 more inches overnight

We measured 5 additional inches of snow from 9:40 p.m., Friday to about 8:30 a.m., Saturday at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. That adds up to a total of 7.5 inches since this storm started Friday afternoon. That amount is already over the Friday morning National Weather Service forecast for our area for this storm, […]

Snow update: 2.5 inches

At about 9:40 p.m., Friday, we measured 2.5 inches of snow on the ground at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. That’s accumulation since the snow started at about 3:40 p.m., Friday. Seems like we are well on our way to meeting the forecast of 5 to 7 inches of snow total from Friday afternoon through […]

Winter storm warning issued

A winter storm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The warning is set to take effect at 6 p.m. and continue through midnight Sunday. The latest, local forecast calls for 5 to 7 inches of snow during the warning period. The storm warning […]

Sizable snow, then cold says forecast

We should see some sizable snowfall Friday night into Saturday, followed by some of the coldest temperatures so far this season, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast for our area. The forecast calls for a 90 percent chance of snow Friday night with 3 to 5 inches of accumulation. Saturday, there’s an 80 […]

Winter weather advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The main concern is freezing drizzle causing hazardous road conditions. The advisory is set to be in effect until 11 p.m., Tuesday Share7TweetPin+1Share0 Shares

Winter weather advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for an areas of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. Slick travel conditions are the main concern for the advisory period, which begins at 6 p.m. Monday and extends to 9 a.m., Tuesday. Freezing drizzle is expected after 7 p.m, Monday and could continue through Tuesday […]

Cold for a couple of days

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast says we should be in for a couple of cold days — you know like real winter. Wednesday’s high is forecast to reach just 21 degrees. The low Wednesday night could be as low as 13. Blustery winds of 20 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph […]

Wind advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The advisory is set to be in effect until 9 p.m., Tuesday. During this period, northwest winds from 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are expected. Share8TweetPin+1Share0 Shares

Warm — for January — days ahead in forecast

We are going to have a warmer than usual stretch of days coming up, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. High temperatures are expected to be in the 40s Friday through Tuesday, with the exception of Sunday, which may reach a mere 38. The warmest day should be Monday, with a high of […]

Emergency warning sirens sounding, but no warnings in effect

At about 12:50 p.m., an emergency warning siren or sirens can be heard in Paddock Lake. A deputy just inquired as to why the sirens are sounding, but dispatch reported reason was unknown. There are no National Weather Service severe weather warnings that would prompt a siren at this time. Deputies are trying to determine […]

Winter weather advisory issued for Monday monring

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The advisory will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., Monday. Here are the major concerns that prompted the advisory: WHAT…Freezing rain, changing over to all rain by late morning. WHERE…Portions of south central and southeast Wisconsin. […]

Wet, windy and warm Thursday

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast calls for a warmer, wet and windy Thursday. First the temperature. Thursday’s high may reach 49 degrees. That won’t last, as temps are expected to dip in coming days. It’s already wet out there and it’s going to continue with a 100 percent chance of precipitation Thursday. Rain […]

Only slight chance of white/wet Christmas

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast for our area has just a slight chance of snow — which might also be rain —  on Christmas this year. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow starting Monday night. That 20 percent chance of snow continues through about 11 a.m. Christmas Day.  Toward the end of the […]

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