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Rainfall totals accepted from across Washington County

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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

The icy sidewalk-driveway dilemma. What is your strategy?

Feb. 10, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Mother Nature is to blame for this and there are just no two ways about it. Last week after a polar vortex moved through southeastern Wisconsin there was an incredible warm up with temps in the mid-40s followed by rain. Overnight

Brrrrr…. Area school cancellations for Thursday, Jan. 31

Jan. 31, 2019 – Washington County, WI – The following school districts will be CLOSED and all after-school practices and activities have been canceled for Thursday, January 31, 2019: West Bend School District (includes Jackson) Hartford Area Schools Slinger School District Kewaskum School District Beaver Dam Unified School District Germantown

Holy Angels CLOSED on Thursday, 1/31; Quiz rescheduled

Jan. 30, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Due to the continued inclement weather, Holy Angels School will be CLOSED on Thursday, January 31. The Catholic Quiz Bowl has been rescheduled for Friday, February 1, in the Cedar Room. The Primary will take place at 8 a.m., Intermediate at

Brrrrr…. Area school cancellations for Thursday, Jan. 31 rolling in

Jan. 30, 2019 – Washington County, WI – The following school districts will be CLOSED tomorrow and all after-school practices and activities have been canceled for Thursday, January 31, 2019: West Bend School District (includes Jackson) Hartford Area Schools Slinger School District Kewaskum School District Beaver Dam Unified School District

WBSD after-school activities TODAY 1/29 canceled; area schools CLOSED tomorrow 1/30 due to extreme cold

Jan. 29, 2019 – Washington County, WI – Due to the extreme sub-zero wind chills throughout southeastern Wisconsin, all West Bend School District and Jackson after-school practices and activities have been canceled for Tuesday, Jan. 29,  afternoon and evening. It also appears area schoolchildren will enjoy another day off

Snowfall totals in Washington County

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Jan. 28, 2019 – Washington County, WI – The seemingly endless drone of the neighborhood snow blowers drags on as the snow continues to fall across southeastern Wisconsin. Snow shovels are heard scraping over and over again as driveways and porches are cleared of the heavy white stuff. Folks

Wind chill warning issued for all of southeastern Wisconsin

Jan. 28, 2019 – Washington County, WI – As the current snowstorm enters its final hours in southeastern Wisconsin, the National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning that will bring in extremely low and dangerous wind chill temperatures, possibly setting records for this part of the state.

Photos show road conditions snow covered and slippery

Jan. 28., 2019 – Washington County, WI – Photos are starting to roll in from across the county. Current pictures show road conditions at the Hwy 41/45 split and Hwy 41/60 intersection as snow covered and slippery. Take extra time for your morning commute today and give extra courtesy

Got snow? Share your snow pics with us

Jan. 28, 2019 – Washington County, WI – The snow has arrived, the schools are closed and many are home from work today. Here’s your official invitation to post a snow pic below or share it with us at [email protected] throughout the day today. Show us what you’ve got!

Roads in Dodge County “poor” at this time | by Dodge County Sheriff’s Office

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Jan. 28. 2019 – Dodge County, WI – As expected, road conditions throughout the county are poor at this time. Due to increased winds, several roads are drifting shut. The Dodge County Highway Department is out and doing their best to stay ahead of the storm, however many county

Dodge County offices/courthouse CLOSED today, 1/28, due to weather

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Jan. 28, 2019 – Dodge County, WI – All Dodge County Offices, including the Court System, are closed on Monday January 28, 2019. All 24-hour operations such as the Sheriff Offìce, Jail, and the Clearview Campus are not affected by the closure and will maintain their regular schedule.  
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