Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A powerful storm system that will start impacting the area with a mixed bag of sleet and freezing rain will give way to heavy snow on Thursday
It's almost funny to consider that a week ago you could've been running around in short sleeves outdoors. Since then, southeastern Wisconsin has seen subzero temps and a string of 'Alberta clippers' that have brought snow to the area every day except Wednesday — and the snow will return on Thursday. Patch's media partners at WISN have posted a Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service, which is expected to bring 4-8 inches of snow to the area. The forecasted storm for Thursday, however, will bring snow that's the wet and heavy variety. While it's sunny Wednesday, conditions will deteriorate later this evening, as sleet and freezing rain may mix with the snow from Jefferson County south to the Illinois border, with light ice …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
While some Muskego residents are well-trained in prepping for the inevitable, many more will get a rude awakening when the snowblower won't start, say business owners.
"The snow we're gonna get is the heavy stuff, and that's gonna blow out a lot of motors," said Greg Olson, of Olsons Power Equipment on the upcoming snow storm, which is expected to bring about 4-6" locally. "We have two types of people who bring in their snowblowers," he explained. "There are those who start them in the preseason and have them serviced, and we've had about 1,000 in since late summer." Paul Wiliams, who was walking out with his Toro, falls into that category. "I got it started in September, but tried it again earlier this week and had problems, so I got in before the real snow fell and I'm good to go." However, Williams is in the small minority. Despite a quiet shop on Wednesday, Olson said the other group will crowd in as…
Friday, March 2, 2012
As the snow begins to fall so do the cancelations and advisories. Check here for quick information before you head out, and feel free to share your photos with us.
They got the winterstorm warning down, and it's now snowing hard. Before you head out, take a look at what may delay or cancel your own plans. While the storm is expected to end later tonight, the intensity means a lot of accumulation in a short period of time, with rapidly changing conditions. Stay aware, and stay safe! If you are already hunkered down for the evening or are out and about, feel free to share your weather photos with us!
Saturday, December 31, 2011
In our corner of the state, it's wind, but elsewhere snow advisories and warnings will make travel for New Year's hazardous.
The National Weather Service has posted a High Wind Advisory to be in effect from 9 am Sunday to midnight Sunday night for Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, Walworth and Rock Counties. Strong northwest winds will arrive early Sunday morning and continue into Sunday evening, with speeds sustained at 30 mph and gusts as high as 55 mph. The major concern is that these strong winds Sunday and Sunday night will make for difficult control of lightweight or high profile vehicles, and loose objects like those air-blown holiday decorations and trash cans are likely to be blown around. If you're heading anywhere west or north in the state, the snow will also be heavier and will create visibility problems, especially as winds pick up on Sunday. A…