Thursday, May 9, 2013
This May weather may not be perfect but at least it's not like it was on May 10, 1990.
A retired Waukesha forester spoke with Patch media partner WISN 12 News about the snow storm that hit Waukesha on May 10, 1990. "When I think about May 10, I start perspiring heavily, and I think the term I used once we got out and were assessing what was going on, I think I called the storm 'devastatingly spectacular,'" David Liska, who was Waukesha's forester for nearly four decades, told WISN 12. The 1990 storm was the latest spring snowstorm to ever hit Wisconsin and crippled thousands of Waukesha's trees. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
As the snow is falling throughout Waukesha, it almost looks like Christmas.
Christmas has come and gone, but Waukesha's looking like a winter wonderland with the recent snowfall. It's been a weird couple of days for weather this week. It was an unusually warm January day in Tuesday as temperatures reached the upper 50s. But with the warm day came a rain storm and flood watches. And Wednesday, it is back to upper 20s with snowfall expected between 1 and 3 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Bundle up Thursday, because temperatures are expected to reach a high of 13.
Friday, December 28, 2012
It won't look like much, but snow is expected to fall throughout Friday and into Saturday, leaving some areas with as much as 5 inches. How much will Waukesha get?
Waukesha could get 1 to 3 inches of snow – and freezing drizzle – tonight into early tomorrow morning. Southeastern Wisconsin will see what the National Weather Service calls a "prolonged period of snow" on Friday, tapering off early on Saturday, putting the area's northern half under a Winter Weather Advisory until 3 a.m. Saturday. Ozaukee, Washington and Fond du Lac counties are expected to see the most snowfall, with 3 to 5 inches forecast, while most others will pick up about 1 to 3 inches, including Waukesha. Lakeshore counties of Milwaukee and Racine may get a little help from the lake effect, giving them 2 to 4 inches. While not a full-frontal snow assault, the duration of the storm will make roads slick for much of the day, so …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Waukesha Police Department responds to five property damage car accidents Thursday afternoon.
Pizza Hut on Summit Avenue didn’t want to have a drive-through service. But when a silver SUV vehicle crashed into the building Thursday night, Pizza Hut was upgraded to drive through status. Waukesha Patch reader Adam Kindred provided the photo of the crash. The Waukesha Police Department responded to the report of the accident with the windows broken and the wall smashed in at 4:48 p.m. Thursday. Limited information was available about the call, but the police officer on scene requested a camera for photographs. The Waukesha Police Department responded to five property damage vehicle accidents between noon and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Sgt. Joe Hendricks. The low accident count during the snowstorm is possibly because fewer …
Weather is likely to blame for outages affecting customers in Waukesha County.
9:15 p.m. Thursday: Less than 10 people remain without power after WE Energies restored power to more than 1,000 customers in Waukesha. 6:45 p.m. Thursday: More than 1,000 We Energies customers in Waukesha were without power Thursday night after a winter storm hit Waukesha County. As of 6 p.m., We Energies reported that power outages had affected about 1,140 customers north of East Main Street near Manhattan Drive. The cause of the power failure is under investigation, but it appears to be weather related. A spokesman for We Energies could not be reached for comment Thursday night. Overall in Wisconsin, more than 12,000 customers were without power as of 6:30 p.m., including 3,300 in Jefferson County; 1,700 in Waupaca County; 2,800 in …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Check out these sledding hills in Waukesha County and the surrounding area.
Interstate 94 crash reported near Highway 164 in Waukesha due to wintery conditions.
Waukesha County is under a winter weather advisory until 9 p.m. Tuesday as snow is falling in the area. A crash on Interstate 94 has blocked traffic. “The snow will mix with rain at times across far southeast Wisconsin but still should lead to slushy accumulations for the evening commute,” according to the National Weather Service. The area is under a winter storm watch for Thursday with 4-6 inches predicted for the area, according to the NWS.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Two chances exist for our first 'real snow' of the season and include a potential for 4-6 inches on Sunday, but meteorologists say confidence is not high, which means a record for snowless days could be set instead.
Records are made to be broken, and our snow-less streak could break the old record (set in 1999) of 279 consecutive days without a measurable snowfall. As of Thursday, the Milwaukee area has gone 277 days since the last day with measurable snow, which is the 3rd longest streak on record. The last time Milwaukee had measurable snow was on March 4, 2012, when 0.9 inch was measured. For many, that's good news. However, don't get too comfortable. While we could be able to add more days to the streak and tie for 2nd place on Friday (278 days, previously set in 1908) the next chance for some snow also comes on Friday night. So far, meteorologists have been tap dancing a bit, and downplay the precipitation to come on Friday to be 'rain events…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
From an emergency preparedness expert, here's a list of 10 gifts that just could save someone's life this season.
Snow can come in picturesque flurries or road-closing blizzards. Cold can make hot cocoa a welcome treat or lead to frostbite. If you live in Wisconsin, you need to be ready for whatever winter throws at you. David Maack, emergency management coordinator for Racine County, sent out this list of the top 10 emergency preparedness gifts. No matter who's on your gift list, one of these should fit the bill. And if they give you a funny look, you've got the best explanation ever: I care and want you to be safe. 1. Emergency Weather Radio A NOAA weather radio is like having your own emergency siren in your home. It is one of the best ways to protect your family in the case of a disaster. Emergency radios are a 24-hour source of weather …
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.
The white blanket that has been falling on us all morning is expected to get messier. 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. "The windy conditions ... falling temperatures ... and falling snow will produce blowing snow and greatly reduce visibilities at times in eastern Wisconsin," the weather outlook explained. "The burst of snow and wind will make for hazardous travel over the Milwaukee metropolitan area by late morning an through the afternoon. The heaviest snow and greatest wind will occur around the middle of the …