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40 mph wind gusts expected to blow through southeastern Wisconsin

Heavy wind gusts are expected to hit Southeastern Wisconsin on Nov. 16. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a hazardous weather outlook due to the expected conditions.   Counties impacted by high winds This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of east-central Wisconsin, south-central Wisconsin and southeast Wisconsin. Counties impacted are Racine, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Marquette, […]

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2023 Winter safety tips offered by Racine County Emergency Management 

As we turn our attention towards winter, it’s important that we take the time to look at winter safety. Winter storms are considered deceptive killers because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm, such as traffic accidents on icy roads or deaths due to prolonged exposure to the cold. Frostbite, hypothermia and overexertion are […]

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Beach Hazards Statement: Life-threatening waves impact Racine until 7 p.m. on Thursday

RACINE — The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazards Statement for Racine County. According to NWS, life-threatening waves of three to four feet and dangerous currents are expected all day. The Hazards Statement began at 1 a.m. Thursday and will be in effect until 7 p.m. Beach Hazards Beaches included in the Beach […]

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Air Quality Advisory on Labor Day active in 5 counties

LAKE MICHIGAN SHORELINE, Wis. — Wisconsinites are met with an Air Quality Advisory for Labor Day from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for ozone from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. throughout multiple counties. This advisory affects people living in the following counties: Racine, Kenosha. Sheboygan, Ozaukee, and Milwaukee. Air Quality Advisory The Air Quality […]

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UPDATE: Aug. 30 a good day to watch Lake Michigan but stay out of it!

UPDATE:  The National Weather Service in Milwaukee/Sullivan has extended the Beach Advisory and the Small Craft Advisory until 10 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 30). Original story (Aug. 30, 2:14 p.m.): RACINE, KENOSHA — Wednesday (Aug. 30) is a good day to watch Lake Michigan waves crash ashore, but weather forecasters advise beach visitors and boaters to […]

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Off-duty Kenosha deputies rescue mom & 2 kids from drowning at beach named in beach warning

KENOSHA — Off-duty Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputies enjoying a day with their families rescued a mother and her two children from drowning in Lake Michigan at one of the beaches named in the most recent beach hazard warning. Deputy Kelsey Schwuchow – According to a press release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, deputies Kelsey […]

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High waves, wind, rip currents prompt Beach Hazard Warning for Lake Michigan through Aug. 30

RACINE, KENOSHA — Residents and visitors in Racine and Kenosha counties are being warned about rip currents if they plan on swimming in Lake Michigan through Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service issued a Beach Hazard Warning on Monday, Aug. 28 for Wind Point Lighthouse Beach in Racine and Simmons Island Beach in Kenosha that […]

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Flash Flooding Warning in effect until 9 p.m. for Racine County

RACINE, MILWAUKEE COUNTIES — A Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 9 p.m. in Northeastern Racine County per the National Weather Service. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. A Flood Advisory is simultaneously in effect until 7:45 p.m. Some locations that will experience flooding include Racine, Mount Pleasant, Sturtevant, Wind Point, Caledonia, […]

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Excessive Heat Watch set for Aug. 23, 24 due to dangerously hot conditions

RACINE, KENOSHA COUNTIES — The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an Excessive Heat Watch starting Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. until Thursday at 8 p.m. The alert is set due to dangerously hot conditions with a possibility of the heat index reaching 110° F. Areas affected by Heat Watch Portions of east-central, south-central, and […]