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. 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. Check Patch's interative map before heading out today. "The windy conditions ... falling temperatures ... and falling snow will…
Thursday, February 2, 2012
See pictures, videos and more from the storm that hit Feb. 1-2, 2011, leaving behind 15 to 20 inches in the Fox Point/Bayside area.
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 …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The first major snow storm of the season is expected to continue through Friday.
After a less-than-white Christmas and temperatures flirting with the 50's, many Wisconsinites have been donning lighter than usual January apparel. However, those days are coming to an abrupt end as low pressure systems have finally found our corner of Wisconsin, and will bring 3-6" of snow. The National Weather Service is issuing a winter weather advisory to be in effect from Thursday morning to Friday morning. Both Fox Point and Bayside police chiefs have confirmed there are no car accidents in either village as of 3 p.m. Thursday from the snow. Snowfall during Thursday is expected to start around 7 a.m. with heavier amounts falling later during the day, and continuing overnight. The event will take longer than most 'hit-and-run' storms…
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday and Thursday brought the first traces of the white stuff into metro Milwaukee.
Softly falling snow appeared briefly around southeastern Milwaukee on Wednesday and Thursday, sticking for a time to grass and leaves and reminding us all that Summerfest is indeed a long, long way away. Average snowfall in Milwaukee is 52.6 inches, according to the Wisconsin State Climatology Office. The same organization reports that cumulative snowfall has been above average in four of the last five winters, including 99 inches in 2007-08. Last year was marked by a huge blizzard in early February. But that was preceded by five consecutive years of below-average snowfall. So this year it will be ... what? Make your vote in the poll and give us more thoughts in the comments. We'll check back to see how accurate Patch readers were once the…
Friday, February 4, 2011
After riding around for two hours with a Bayside plow driver, editor learns that some people just don't appreciate the guys who clear the roads.
"Your chariot awaits." That's how Dave Steger, Bayside Department of Public Works employee, greeted me Wednesday as I hopped aboard his snowplow to hit village streets following one of the biggest storms in a decade. After "Snowmageddon 2011," I decided that the best way to check out the village's cleanup efforts would be a ride-along in a snowplow, and, boy, did I get a different perspective of Bayside. Dave is from West Bend, and was kind enough to answer all my goofy questions about how they avoid mailboxes, if he now hates snow, and why some people find it appropriate to make odd faces as the plow trucks go by. He has been working with the DPW for about 20 years, 14 of them in Bayside. The trip began with a near altercation involving …
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
After the 2011 blizzard, mountains of snow clogged driveways and blocked sidewalks.
After receiving 18 t0 21 inches of snow, with gusty winds blowing snow into even larger drifts, Bayside residents were out nice and early digging out their driveways and side walks. Here's some photos of the local cleanup efforts from Snowmageddon 2011.
Temperatures plummeting and wind gusts still strong; blizzard conditions continuing through noon.
The snow is winding down and the National Weather Service's blizzard warning, which is in effect for our area, will expire at noon. But by the time it's all over, between 8 and 14 inches of new snow will have fallen in much of the area, the service said. The strong winds, which had topped 45 mph, also will gradually diminish by midday. Still, the weather service is warning people to stay off the road, as the blowing and drifting snow continue to create hazardous driving conditions. Snow drifts in some areas have reached 10 to 15 feet, the service said, and many roads are either closed or impassible. Deputy Chief Andrew Harris, of the North Shore Fire Department, says that none of the department's vehicle have gotten stuck yet, and most …