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Poem: September | By Helen Hunt Jackson

Sept. 1, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – A poem to mark the season by Helen Hunt Jackson.   September The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown; The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down. The gentian’s bluest fringes Are curing in the sun; In

VIDEO | Benefits of a beehive | By Master Gardeners and Mary Reilly-Kliss

Aug. 23, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Mary Reilly-Kliss with Master Gardeners of Washington and Ozaukee Counties said bees are extremely important for gardens and in sources of food. Click HERE for more videos by Master Gardeners of Washington and Ozaukee Counties. 4

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect for Washington, Dodge, Ozaukee and Sheboygan Counties

August 7, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – The National Weather Service in Milwaukee/Sullivan has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… Ozaukee County in southeastern Wisconsin… Southeastern Fond du Lac County in east central Wisconsin… East central Columbia County in south central Wisconsin… Washington County in southeastern Wisconsin… Southwestern Sheboygan

Line of strong thunderstorms passing through Washington County

August 5, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – An extended line of storms is swinging through Washington County bringing with it some winds up to 30, possibly 40 miles an hour.   According to the National Weather Service: …A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT OZAUKEE…SOUTHEASTERN FOND DU LAC…MILWAUKEE…WAUKESHA…WASHINGTON…JEFFERSON… SOUTHERN

Another round of thunderstorms headed through Washington County

August 3, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – A quiet Saturday for neighbors in Washington County has seen a wave of noisy thunderstorms pass through the area. Another storm cell is forecast this evening with scattered showers giving way to clear skies and temps in the 60s.   Radar

Strong storms moving into Washington County area

July 20, 2019 – Washington County, WI – If you have outdoor activities planned, you may want to be ready to head for cover as strong storms are currently headed towards Washington County. These storms have been causing high winds and heavy rainfall. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch continues for

NWS has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Fond du lac/Sheboygan counties

July 20, 2019 – Fond du lac County, WI – The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 4 p.m. for Fond du Lac and Sheboygan counties. A severe thunderstorm watch is issued when weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms. An excessive

Excessive heat warning extended until 8 p.m. tonight

July 20, 2019 – Washington County, WI – The National Weather Service has extended the excessive heat warning issued for all of southeastern Wisconsin to tonight at 8 p.m. Temperatures are expected to remain in the 90’s with a heat indices in the 100’s. A cool front should usher

Thunderstorms heading through area tonight could cause high winds, hail

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July 19, 2019 – Washington County, WI – According to the National Weather Service, locally heavy thunderstorms should be passing through the Washington County area later on this evening with some potentially producing high winds and hail with the possibility of becoming severe. Saturday we are looking at another

Heat warning issued; temperatures expected to hit “feels like” of 105-100 degrees today

July 19, 2019 – Washington County, WI – An excessive heat warning has been issued for all of southeastern Wisconsin by the National Weather Service. The warning goes into effect at 10 a.m. today through 7 a.m. Saturday morning, July 20. Today’s high is expected to read the mid-90’s

Strong storms and heat advisory ahead for Washington County

July 18, 209 – Washington Co., WI – The National Weather Service says a strong line of storms is in the forecast today. These storms can bring driving rain and possibly large hail and damaging winds.  

Washington/Ozaukee County heat relief sites now open |

Washington County, WI – The extended forecast is calling for extreme temperatures with heat indices as high as 115 degrees. Please be aware that the Washington/Ozaukee County Health Department has announced the locations of local heat relief/cooling shelter sites for those who may not have air conditioning or a place

Heat Advisory goes into effect Thursday, July 18, at noon through Friday

July 17, 2019 – “Hot, hot, hot” is about the only way to describe our current weather situation. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory for all of southeaster Wisconsin from noon on Thursday, July 18 until 11 p.m. on Friday, July 19. According to the

Local pools, splash pads and energy-saving tips provide ways to beat the heat for area residents

July 16, 2019 – As temperatures continue to increase in Wisconsin and the heat index rise above the 100-degree mark, people are looking to find ways to cool down. According to the National Weather Service, “Hot and humid conditions this week will result in max heat index values above

National Weather Service issues heat index warning

July 16, 2019 – West Bend, WI – According to the National Weather Service (NWS), our hot and humid conditions will continue for the rest of the week with “head index values to upper 90’s at times.” The NWs warns that the heat index values could rise above 100

VIDEO | Orange Daylilies or ‘Ditch Lilies’ are flourishing

July 15, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – The orange daylilies, or ‘Ditch Lilies,’ are blooming like wildfire this year across Washington County and the rest of the Midwest. Barbara Robertson with the Labyrinth Garden in West Bend said the heavy rains this year led to strong growth for

Master Gardeners highlight the Labyrinth Garden in West Bend | By Vicki Hopp

July 12, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Master Gardeners of Washington County is recognizing Barb Robertson and the volunteers at the fabulous Labyrinth Garden in West Bend. “It started in 2004,” said Robertson. “We are completely a volunteer organization. It was built by volunteers and maintained by 30

Brief area of storms moving through the West Bend area

July 4, 2019 – West Bend, WI – An area of thunderstorms is approaching the West Bend area at approximately 4:45 p.m. The storms should only last a brief period of time and there is no severe weather predicted at this time. Weather map courtesy: Wunderground  

Abundance of maple seeds this year

July 3, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – While farmers across Washington County are working on corn and soybeans this season there seems to be a bumper crop of maple seeds….everywhere. The helicopters have taken wing and can be found collecting in rain gutters at homes in Slinger, Hartford,

Stormy weather to continue throughout the evening

July 2, 2019 – Washington County, WI – According to Fox 6 Weather: Thunderstorms will continue tonight, ending by late evening. Heavy rain is likely, along with a chance for gusty winds and hail. There is a slight chance for thunderstorms on Wednesday and again on the 4th of

Strong line of storms entering Washington County

June 30, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – The National Weather Service said a strong line of thunderstorms is moving into Washington and surrounding counties. At 1150 AM CDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near St Anna to near Palmyra. Movement was southeast

Multiple power outages in Washington County following severe storms

June 27, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Emergency crews across Washington County are fielding calls for storm damage after a strong line of storms with high winds and lightning passed through the area.   We Energies is reporting power outs in Town of Erin, Farmington, Germantown, and Hartford

Submit your rainfall totals from across Washington County

June 25, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Wet weather passed through West Bend and all of Washington County on Monday. The wet roads created a dicey racing situation for the America’s Dairyland Tour.  How much measurable rain did you get? Submit your rainfall total below. Photo courtesy heraldscotland.com

Tis the season for white fluffs from cottonwood trees in Washington County

June 24, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – The white fluffy cottonwood seeds can be seen blanketing some lawns across West Bend and Washington County area. The white cottony substance can be seen floating through town, clinging to entryway rugs and collecting in tufts along the grassy edge of the

Master Gardeners highlight the Labyrinth Garden in West Bend | By Vicki Hopp

June 21, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Master Gardeners of Washington County is recognizing Barb Robertson and the volunteers at the fabulous Labyrinth Garden in West Bend. “It started in 2004,” said Robertson. “We are completely a volunteer organization. It was built by volunteers and maintained by 30

An ode to the first day of summer | By Arline Ensenbach

June 21, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – This is my favorite poem and it is about my favorite day of the year, the day on which the northern hemisphere has the most daylight. The poem was written by my mother, Arline Ensenbach, during the year in which she

Submit your rainfall totals from across Washington County

June 13, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Wet weather Passed through Slinger, Kewaskum, West Bend and all of Washington County last night.  How much measurable rain did you get? Submit your rainfall total below.  

Rain passing through Washington County

June 11, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – The skies are growing pretty dark to the west as rain moves into Washington County. The National Weather Service shows some stronger precipitation in the Germantown area. This is expected to be a quick shower as precipitation should end around 5:30
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