Thursday, August 30, 2012
Even thought September is just around the corner, Wisconsin hasn't quite escaped the heat yet. Temperatures are expected in the 90s for Thursday.
Just when cool summer nights offered some proof that the season was ready to transition into chilly fall days — another near record-breaking temperature is expected for Thursday. The record high for this date in Milwaukee is 96. Waukesha's expected to hit 96 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Humidity levels are expected to be low throughout the afternoon, the weather service said, which lowers the heat's "deadly afftects." On Friday, Waukesha has a high of 90. Children or pets should not be left in vehicles in such extreme temperatures. The elderly must take extra precautions in the hot weather. Read more Resources for Coping with Extreme Heat on Patch.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Upload your pictures of darkening skies, the sun peaking through periods of rain and maybe of the kids splashing in a puddle.
Lightning, thunder, giant raindrops, oh my! Have any cool storm photos? With the southeastern Wisconsin being under a severe thunderstorm watch until 7 p.m. today, there seems to be many opportunities to take the good ol’ camera and capture images of the darkening skies, torrential rains and maybe in between blasts of rain and sun, a rainbow. But don’t let those pictures go to waste! Share them with your neighbors here on Patch. I’ve started with mine when Goliath-sized raindrops were hitting my car window. And for all of those safety-conscious folks out there, the light turned green as I snapped the photo...
Monday, April 16, 2012
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for Waukesha.
A little windy out there today, eh? The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Monday and says gusts could reach up to 45 mph. Strong low pressure and a cold front is moving across Wisconsin, according to the NWS report. The good news is that southeastern Wisconsin largely avoided the severe weather that was predicted for the weekend, unlike other parts of Midwest that were devastated by tornadoes. The weather is expected to cool off Tuesday before getting back into the 60s on Wednesday. Click here for the rest of the National Weather Service's forecast for Waukesha.
Friday, April 13, 2012
National Weather Service is calling for severe thunderstorms — and possibly hail and tornadoes — throughout southeastern Wisconsin, including Waukesha.
A double whammy of severe weather is expected to hit southeastern Wisconsin this weekend as the National Weather Service is calling for two separate storms to hit the region on Saturday and Sunday The service is predicting severe thunderstorm both days, and says there is a possibility for hail or even tornadoes. Some thunderstorms are expected Friday night as warm and humid air moves into the region, but those storms won't be severe, the service says. However, another strong push of warm and humid air will return to southern Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon and night. That storm could bring hail and damaging wind gusts, the service says. It adds that an isolated tornado "can not be ruled out." But the worst of it will come Sunday afternoon …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
AccuWeather's new forecast program gives a detailed look at the weather 25-days out.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Small-talk topics are a part of every day life — How was traffic? How was your day? Did you enjoy dinner? How's the weather? That one probably tops the list — "How's the weather?" But now it can be tweaked a little: What's the weather going to be like 25 days from now? Believe it or not, new technology on AccuWeather.com allows users to search a zip code and come up with a forceast for the next 25 days. That means the temperature in Port Washington has been predicted for every day through the end of April. In fact, on May in Waukesha, the high temperature will be 55 degrees and sunny, according to its forecast. Talk about making it easier to plan ahead! The forecast includes "temperature, sky conditions and chance of precipitation, wind …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Make sure you cover up those plants or bring them inside.
Despite an unusually warm start to spring that is bringing leaves to our trees already, a cool, dry airmass will cause temperatures to drop to near frost levels tonight, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures could reach the low- to mid-30s tonight, according to the NWS. The greatest threat is along and north of Interstate-94. “Early season cold-sensitive vegetation will be vulnerable to these colder temperatures and potential frost formation,” the NWS states. “Take the necessary precautions by either bringing plants indoors or applying a cover.”
Friday, March 2, 2012
National Weather Service is predicting 6 to 8 inches of snowfall.
The city’s snow plows are out in force salting and clearing the streets as the snowstorm that could bring between 6 and 8 inches has begun in Waukesha. The winter storm warning remains in effect until 9 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Check out these links for your weather-related needs: Have pictures of the snowfall? Share them by uploading them to this story!