Sunday, October 28, 2012
While the East Coast will get the brunt of the huge storm, the weather system also is prompting a gale warning on Lake Michigan in southeastern Wisconsin, with wind gusts on land expected to be up to 40 mph.
As Hurricane Sandy makes its way across the east coast on Monday, National Weather Service officials say residents of the Midwest should be prepared for continually growing winds and high waves on Lake Michigan. A small craft advisory is in effect through Monday evening, with wind gusts expected to be between 25 and 38 mph on the lake, according to NWS Meteorologist Morgan Brooks. A gale warning takes effect Monday night and will last through Tuesday night, with winds between 39 and 54 mph over the lake. "Basically, as Sandy moves closer to the shore and makes landfall it's going to ... affect us," she said. "Already you can see it a bit over Lake Michigan. The winds are expected to increase as Sandy moves." Waves are expected to get to 4 …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Drive careful - visibilities are going to be less than one-quarter mile as a frontal system stalls over the area
The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory until 10 a.m. Wednesday for the southern half of the state, with the exception of the southwestern counties. Warm and moist air has pooled along a frontal boundary, which has remained stalled over the area, allowing for the fog to form. While the timing is likely to be earlier for counties along the Lake Michigan shoreline, all areas are going to experience reduced visibilities of one quarter mile or less, creating hazardous driving conditions. If you need to drive, please slow down, leave plenty of distance ahead of you and use your low beam headlights. Changes coming later in the week signal return to below normal temps The NWS also advised that while a warm southerly wind …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Milwaukee, Waukesha and Walworth counties could see high winds, hail associated with storms.
We've been bracing for a big change in temperatures today, but the approaching cold front is also setting off a line of storms, and some have become severe. The National Weather Service has posted warnings for the following counties until 4 p.m. Monday: Southern Milwaukee County Southern Waukesha County Walworth County The storms could pack a punch, including winds reaching 60 m.p.h. and as large as quarter-size hail. After the line moves through the state, temperatures are expected to plummet from the mid 70s to about 60, with lows tonight expected in the 40s.
Friday, February 10, 2012
The National Weather Service expects wind gusts of 35 to 40 mph during Friday's blizzard, causing low visibility and hazardous driving conditions.
Friday, February 10, 2012
The white blanket that has been falling on us all morning is expected to get messier. At 12:30 p.m. today, the North Shore Fire Department responded to an accident on Interstate 43 just South of Silver Spring Drive in Glendale. If you're driving through there, the fire department advises to proceed with caution as traffic is very backed up and stop-and-go. The National Weather Service has issued a "hazardous weather outlook" for southeast and south central parts of Wisconsin. Snow is expected to last until about 3 p.m., with areas of blowing snow starting at around noon, according to the National Weather Service. Gusts of wind could reach 35 to 40 mph with snow accumulations between 2 and 3 inches, the weather service said.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
It's painful to think about, but take a look at these pictures and stories from the storm that hit Feb. 1-2, 2011, leaving behind 15 to 20 inches.
One year ago on this date, most of southern Wisconsin hunkered down and braced the blizzard conditions produced by a powerful low pressure center. The blizzard featured strong winds and, of course, lots of snow. It pushed through the state from the evening hours of Feb. 1 into the morning of Feb. 2. According to the National Weather Service, Fox Point and Bayside received between 15 and 20 inches of snow from that single storm. When it was all said and done, Wisconsin Emergency Management issued a civil emergency for the area. Two major interstates, I-43 and I-94, were shut down from Milwaukee to the Illinois border because of the drifting snow. The blizzard had several nicknames including "The Groundhogs Day Blizzard of 2011", "The 2011 …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
From Wednesday afternoon to Thursday afternoon, things could go sideways. Literally!
Strap down patio furniture and empty flower pots. The National Weather Service is saying high winds will move into the area from Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 19, through Thursday afternoon, Oct. 20. It has issued a High Wind Watch. Winds are expected to reach 30 to 40 mph, and lucky Lake Michigan shoreline residents could get gusts of up to 60 mph. Damage could be part of the gusts expected from late Wednesday evening into early Thursday morning so beware of tumbling trees and dangling power lines. Drivers in tall vehicles, including trucks, are advised to use caution when traveling area roadways.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Heat advisory goes into effect at 1pm, followed by strong or severe storms, but relief is on its way, say forecasters.
Summer continues its July trend into August, and the National Weather Service has made it official, issuing a heat advisory beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing until 7 p.m. Tuesday. The advisory includes the southern portion of the state, with Milwaukee, Waukesha and Jefferson counties and all counties to the south included in the area. Temperatures are expected to reach the lower to mid 90s, with heat indices reaching 100-105 degrees. An approaching front will usher in the risk for strong or severe storms later this evening, but will bring much-needed drier and cooler air behind it. Temperatures for Wednesday are expected to reach normal highs in the low 80s.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Ozone levels rise with the temperature, making double trouble for those with respiratory problems.
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- Jim Price
Sunday, July 17, 2011
The National Weather Service has added an air-quality alert to its heat advisory already in effect through Monday night, making it doubly important for people at risk of heat exhaustion to take precautions. High ozone levels are expected through Monday night, and it's likely that the alert will be continued through much — if not all — of the week. According to the weather service, hot, humid air is expected to remain over southern Wisconsin throughout the week, with temperatures in the mid-90s and dewpoints in the 70s. That means afternoon heat that will feel like — and have the effect — of temperatures up to 110 degrees. On top of that, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Kenosha and Sheboygan counties are warned that the air-quality index is …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Ozaukee, Waukesha and Milwaukee counties, among others, could get some hazardous weather this week.
Get your umbrellas and sump pumps ready, there could be some heavy rain on the way. The National Weather Service says there could be scattered or numerous thunderstorms across southeastern Wisconsin on Monday and Tuesday, and there is a slight risk for severe storms on both days. In some parts of the region, there could be large hail and damaging winds on Monday, and there is a threat of tornadoes on Tuesday as a low-pressure area moves through Minnesota and drags a cool front through southern Wisconsin that will increase the atmospheric wind shear, the service says. Isolated thunderstorms are also possible on Wednesday.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The National Weather Service expects gusts up to 60 miles per hour.
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning today, June 15, for all of southeastern Wisconsin, including Milwaukee, Racine and Waukesha counties. Wind gusts could register up to 60 miles per hour. Residents are urged to watch for uprooted trees and the possibility of broken tree branches. The wind warning expires at 11 am.