Racine County Ozone Alert – July 7, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued an ozone alert Tuesday, June 7 at 3:00 p.m. that runs until 11 p.m. on June 7.  According to the WI DNR website, the advisory is being issued because of persistently elevated levels of ground-level ozone. The ground-level ozone is formed when pollution from things like power plants, […]

Second Racine County Ozone Alert This Summer

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued an ozone alert Monday, June 6 at 3:00 p.m. that runs until 11 p.m. on June 6.  According to the WI DNR website, the advisory is being issued because of persistently elevated levels of ground-level ozone. The ground-level ozone is formed when pollution from things like power plants, manufacturing […]

Racine County Under Ozone Alert

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued an ozone alert Thursday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. that runs until 11 p.m. on June 18.  According to the WI DNR website, the advisory is being issued because of persistently elevated levels of ground-level ozone. The ground-level ozone is formed when pollution from things like power plants, […]

Lead Pipe Replacements Could Cost $70 Million

Some state dollars may be trickling into the city to help residents replace their lead pipes, but the funding is a drop in the bucket compared to how many of those pipes need replaced. Racine Common Council members voted to lend the Racine Water Utility $500,000 to help Racine property owners replace their lead service […]

Air Quality Alert, Thunderstorm Watch Issued

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Thursday afternoon issued an orange ozone alert and the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until midnight Thursday. Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to move into southeast Wisconsin with damaging winds being the biggest concern. Heavy rainfall is possible and could flood some streets. Here’s […]

Racine County Under Ozone Alert

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Sunday afternoon issued an ozone alert that runs from 3:30 p.m. until midnight Sunday. Temperatures hovered in the mid- to high 80s with windy conditions which caused the Air Quality Index to jump and triggered the alert. Here’s how the AQI works, according to the DNR website: “Think of the […]

DNR: Jumping Worms Now In Racine County

There’s a new invasive species making an appearance in several counties — including Racine County — and it’s called the jumping worm, which is reportedly from Asia, according to a story by Fox 6 News. First appearing in 2013, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says the worm has spread to 13 different counties in […]