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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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May 28, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Memorial Day parades went off without a hitch however the post-parade festivities got a little damp. Feel free to chime in with your rainfall totals.

Submit your rainfall totals from across Washington County

May 22, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Wet weather Passed through Slinger, Kewaskum, West Bend and Washington County last night.  How much measurable rain did you get? Submit your rainfall total below.  

Rainfall totals and cool weather on tap | By Property Restoration Professionals

May 18, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Neighbors across Washington County got a good soaking overnight as a strong line of precipitation passed through southeastern Wisconsin.   Rainfall totals could be over a half inch in some areas. There were reports of some ponding in low-lying areas in the

Strong storms entering Washington County at 6:30 p.m.

May 5, 2019 – Hartford, WI – Strong downpours in Hartford just before 6:30 p.m. as a storm system moves through Washington County. The rain is expected to pass quickly but motorists are advised to watch for ponding. Feel free to chime in with your rainfall totals.

What do you remember about grade school and the science of photosynthesis?

May 1, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – We’ve had quite a bit of rain lately and some warmer days as well; you can also see the grass is starting to get greener. That process is photosynthesis. Back in my days on WBKV it was one of the more

Head nod to history and the saying “April showers bring May flowers”

April 30, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – April showers bring May flowers. A common saying and timely this week as neighbors across Washington County have watched yellow daffodils gather along white picket fences and the grass turn a lush green. An effort to trace the seasonal phrase led

April showers bring May flowers – register your rainfall totals

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April 29, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Some consistent precipitation on Monday throughout. Neighbors in Washington County can feel free to share rainfall totals. The National Weather Service says we’ll see rain through Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday. Vintage photo courtesy pinterest.com and graphic courtesy accuweather.com

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April 23, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Some heavy precipitation passed through Washington County on Monday evening. Light rain fell just after 6 p.m. and then strong storms with lightning and some thunder carried downpours throughout Jackson, Slinger, Myra and West Bend. What are your rainfall totals so

Storms moving into Washington County

April 22, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – The National Weather Service says a few strong thunderstorms are moving into the area this evening. According to the National Weather Service  Precipitation 75% Cloudy; a few strong thunderstorms early, then periods of rain; storms can bring damaging winds Winds from

High risk for burning in Washington County | By Ron Naab

April 20, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – It is a dangerous time of the year for wildland/grass fires.  Because the ground is wet and muddy, doesn’t indicate we can safely burn dead vegetation, brush piles, etc. The last few days Washington County and southeastern Wisconsin have experienced dry,

Winter weather advisory in effect until 1 p.m. Thursday, April 11 | Cover photo by Lyda Rosine

April 11, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – The National Weather Service was spot on with its winter weather advisory on Wednesday as the Washington County area picked up a quick bit of heavy snow. There was a brisk flurry around 10:30 a.m. in the Germantown area but a

Winter weather advisory for Washington County and neighboring communities

April 10, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 7 p.m. until Thursday, 1 p.m. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibility,

Are you spotting signs of spring? The Mighty Crocus – a poem by Emily Dickinson

    April 9, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Signs of summer cropping up in my yard. How about you? I find the crocus are so small and colorful and mighty to be able to weather the cool nights. Love this poem by Emily Dickinson The feet of

Dry, windy weather increases risk for grass fires in Washington County | By Ron Naab

March 28, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – We are in a dangerous time of the year for wildland/grass fires.  Because the ground is wet and muddy, doesn’t indicate we can safely burn dead vegetation, brush piles, etc. The last few days we have experienced dry, gusting wind. This

Free Severe Weather Spotter Training in Jackson | By Washington County Emergency Management

March 26, 2019 – Jackson, WI – On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service (NWS) will conduct Severe Weather Safety and Spotter Training in the Gathering Hall at the Jackson Area Community Center, N165W20330 Hickory Lane. Two identical sessions will be held – an

Theo Richter ice house courtesy Lee Krueger

March 16, 2019 – Little Cedar Lake, WI – Today’s 1920 history photo is courtesy Lee Krueger. It’s the Theo Richter ice house. I was after a photo of maple syrup tree tapping. Krueger said the weather is warm enough and the sap is probably running. Krueger and his wife

March: “In Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb” Fact or Folklore? | By:  Rochelle Pennington – Master Gardeners of Washington County

March 7, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – The first few days of March brought with them snow, ice, and wind-chill temperatures that dipped down into the 20-below-zero range. Driveways had drifted over; some were blown shut.                        

Winter weather advisory in effect for Washington County until noon Wednesday

Feb. 26, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – A snowy commute home Tuesday afternoon as the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory which is in effect from 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 until Wednesday at noon. As of 3:30 p.m. roads were snow covered and a

Neighboring Dodge County halts tow truck assistance until weather improves | By Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt

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Feb. 24, 2019 – Dodge Co., WI – The Dodge County Sheriff Department has pulled its tow trucks from the road this Sunday afternoon due to the high winds and extremely slippery conditions. The Sheriffs Office made the decision along with the Wisconsin State Patrol. Unless it is a traffic

LIVE VIDEO | I-41 southbound lanes closed following major accident in Neenah area

Feb. 24, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – High winds and whiteout conditions are making for hazardous travel in areas north of Washington and neighboring Fond du Lac Counties.   Authorities are reporting a significant accident with a huge backup on I-41 southbound near Neenah. Early reports indicate hundreds

Time to order honey bees

Feb. 17, 2019 – West Bend, WI – If this doesn’t give you a shot of summer. The sign at Mills Fleet Farm on Highway 33 in West Bend reads, “Now accepting honey bee orders.”  It looks rather facinating. Has anybody ever tried it?   It looks like the
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