Saturday, January 19, 2013
As we're poised to see the coldest weather of the past two years beginning tonight, an added wrinkle of gusty winds will drive wind chills well below zero.
The National Weather Service has upped the ante (or would it be lowered?) on the coming downturn in temperatures. A wind advisory has been issued for the area beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday and continuing overnight into Sunday. Winds are expected to increase as a pocket of arctic air will reach us, combining to create dangerously low wind chills. As the sun sets on Saturday, winds are expected to increase to 25 to 30 mph sustained, with gusts expected to reach as high as 45 to 50 mph, and wind chills flirting with 30 degrees below zero. While some can argue it's January in Wisconsin, it's also easy to forget (as we do every first snowfall) how winter weather can impact you. In this case, the combination of low temperatures and high winds, …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Roughly 200 Fox Point residents were without power for a few hours over the weekend.
It's late in the evening, quiet and dark outside. You're watching television and suddenly you hear a loud crack, crash and boom! That's when you realize, the tree outside your living room window just fell, crashing into your home. That's what Fox Point resident Rachael Herrenbruck experienced during the weekend's snow storms that blanketed southeast Wisconsin in heavy, wet snow. "At first it sounded like snow sliding off the roof, but then the bigger branches came down and we all ducked like that would save us," Herrenbruck said. And she's not the only one who experienced falling trees and branches. According to Brian Manthey, a spokesmen for WE Energies, about 200 people lost power thanks to falling trees and limbs. Power was restored to …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Gusts of up to 45 mph expected in advisory that lasts until midnight on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory forecasting gusts of up to 45 mph from 6 a.m. until midnight on Tuesday. The strong winds come from a low pressure system shifting from the Ohio River area to the eastern Great Lakes, according to the weather service. The advisory affects all of Milwaukee County, as well as Ozaukee County. Wind gusts of 25 to 30 mph will be typical — with some gusts hitting 45. The high winds make driving difficult, especially for "high-profile" vehicles, and the National Weather Service recommends drivers take extra precautions while on the road.