Thursday, April 18, 2013
Flood watches and warnings are in effect throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, some lasting until Friday. Officials are keeping watch on area rivers as they continue to rise, approaching or surpassing flood stages.
The rain that just keeps coming is causing trouble throughout the Milwaukee area, from to sewage dumping. JSOnline has a roundup of road closures throughout the Milwaukee area. Travel Midwest has a congestion map that shows incidents and traffic speeds in the Milwaukee area. The Flood Watch for Southeastern Wisconsin through 9 p.m. Thursday evening and rainfall is expected to reach 4 inches in some areas. According to the Emergency Services Department, rivers will rise reaching a number of flood stages. Rivers that are already in flood stage will worsen, rising into moderate and major flood levels. Officials are watching the Rock, Fox, Root and Milwaukee Rivers as localized flooding caused concerns last week. The ground may be thawed, but …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
While the East Coast will get the brunt of the huge storm, the weather system also is prompting a gale warning on Lake Michigan in southeastern Wisconsin, with wind gusts on land expected to be up to 40 mph.
As Hurricane Sandy makes its way across the east coast on Monday, National Weather Service officials say residents of the Midwest should be prepared for continually growing winds and high waves on Lake Michigan. A small craft advisory is in effect through Monday evening, with wind gusts expected to be between 25 and 38 mph on the lake, according to NWS Meteorologist Morgan Brooks. A gale warning takes effect Monday night and will last through Tuesday night, with winds between 39 and 54 mph over the lake. "Basically, as Sandy moves closer to the shore and makes landfall it's going to ... affect us," she said. "Already you can see it a bit over Lake Michigan. The winds are expected to increase as Sandy moves." Waves are expected to get to 4 …
Friday, July 22, 2011
Meteorologists explain the perfect storm that led to massive new control efforts.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jim Price
Friday, July 22, 2011
One year ago today, July 22, 2010, at just after 5 p.m., the skies blackened, huge swirling clouds rolled over the north metro Milwaukee area, and torrential rain began to pour down. The water came so fast that even areas of high ground were swamped. That water simply could not run off nearly as fast as it was coming down. The flood that followed will remain a powerful memory for the thousands whose homes and businesses were swamped and for those who were caught out in it, trapped in cars for hours on inundated freeways and city streets. The flood also wrought permanent changes in Milwaukee and its suburbs. Soon afterward, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, under fire from the whole north half of its service area, announced a 10…