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Hazardous Weather Outlook for March 31: thunderstorms, snow, hail possible in Racine, Kenosha

RACINE, KENOSHA COUNTIES — The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for March 31. Looking ahead, portions of east-central, south-central Wisconsin, and southeast Wisconsin will be affected by possible thunderstorms, hail, and even snow. NWS has issued this weather outlook for Racine, Kenosha, Marquette, Green Lake, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Sauk, […]

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UPDATE: Winter Weather Advisory upgraded to Winter Storm Warning for Racine, Kenosha from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 25

UPDATE (March 24, 2023, 2:45 p.m.) The Winter Storm Advisory has been updated to Winter Storm Warning per the National Weather Service (NWS) for Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, Milwaukee, and Walworth Counties. Reports indicate that heavy snowfall is expected with total accumulations reaching 6 to 10 inches in Southeastern Wisconsin. The highest snowfall rates are expected […]

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Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 6 a.m. on Saturday until 3 a.m. on Sunday

RACINE, KENOSHA COUNTIES — A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. and will last until 3 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29. The Winter Weather Advisory affects Racine, Kenosha, Marquette, Green Lake, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Sauk, Columbia, Dodge, Washington, Ozaukee, Iowa, Dane, Jefferson, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Lafayette, Green, Rock, Walworth […]

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Special Weather Statement: Snow, Ice for Racine & Kenosha Counties

The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook for multiple counties in Wisconsin. These notices apply to both Racine and Kenosha Counties. Going into the weekend, snowfall will make for altered driving conditions and slippery roads. What to expect? Special Weather Statement The Special Weather Statement was declared just […]

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National Weather Service Issues Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that is in effect until 6 p.m. CST for today, Jan. 5, 2022. The Winter Weather advisory affects Marquette, Green Lake, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Sauk, Columbia, Dodge, Washington, Ozaukee, Iowa, Dane, Jefferson, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Lafayette, Green, Rock, Walworth, Racine, Kenosha counties. It will also […]

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Racine Fire Department Issues Guidance Prior Ahead of Upcoming Snowstorm

With another significant snowfall expected this weekend, the Racine Fire Department is asking the citizens of Racine to clear the area around fire hydrants of snow.  They are requesting a 3-foot clearance around fire hydrants in the city.  This will save them valuable time in the event of a structure fire that may affect you […]

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Mayor Mason Declares Snow Emergency

Mayor Cory Mason has issued the following: Per section 94-216 of the municipal code, I’m declaring a snow emergency in the City of Racine from 12 noon to 12 midnight, Tuesday, January 26 to aid the City’s snow removal operations. The National Weather Service is predicting a significant snowfall today and continuing through tonight. This […]

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Gateway Campuses and Center Facilities Closed Till Tuesday Evening Due to Snow

Due to inclement weather, all Gateway Technical College campuses and center facilities will close and no in-person classes will be held until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26. In-person classes may be moved to virtual instruction, if possible. Otherwise, instructors may cancel in-person class meetings. Online classes will be held as scheduled. At this time […]

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Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responds to multiple calls around Kenosha area due to snow

KENOSHA ⏤ Tuesday’s snow, while making winter feel more conventional this year, led the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department to respond to a number of calls on local roadways. According to Sgt. David Wright, during the winter storm warning, the department responded to the following snow and traffic-related calls from 6 p.m. Dec. 29 to 6 […]

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Wisconsin Weather: Weekend Snowfall Totals

The winter blast that was expected over Wisconsin on Friday and Saturday came – though it was not as strong as weather observers initially expected. According to the National Weather Service, this weekend’s round of winter weather saw snowfall totals reach four inches – far shorter than the 10-13 inches that were originally forecast. Weather […]

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Snow sends cars into ditches, closes schools and government offices

The early Monday morning snow accumulation that hit Racine County and all of southeast Wisconsin brought a bit of chaos with it. The Racine County Sheriff’s Office responded to more than a dozen vehicles that ended up in ditches overnight. Deputies also made an arrest for a person Operating While Intoxicated. Sheriff’s investigators are also is […]

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Snow has stopped, but extreme cold weather still a concern when driving

As snowfall trails off, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation urges motorists to still take extra precautions if travel is necessary. WisDOT’s winter road condition map shows local roads are improved and declared “Good Winter Driving” as of 5 a.m. Thursday. Preparation before winter travel, however, remain important, WisDOT says: Know the current road conditions, check […]

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