Thursday, April 18, 2013
Flood watches and warnings are in effect throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, some lasting until Friday. Officials are keeping watch on area rivers as they continue to rise, approaching or surpassing flood stages.
The rain that just keeps coming is causing trouble throughout the Milwaukee area, from to sewage dumping. JSOnline has a roundup of road closures throughout the Milwaukee area. Travel Midwest has a congestion map that shows incidents and traffic speeds in the Milwaukee area. The Flood Watch for Southeastern Wisconsin through 9 p.m. Thursday evening and rainfall is expected to reach 4 inches in some areas. According to the Emergency Services Department, rivers will rise reaching a number of flood stages. Rivers that are already in flood stage will worsen, rising into moderate and major flood levels. Officials are watching the Rock, Fox, Root and Milwaukee Rivers as localized flooding caused concerns last week. The ground may be thawed, but …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The video shows Wildcat Creek flowing under Howard Avenue near 124th Street and the standing water throughout Kulwicki Park.
A flood watch is in effect through Friday in Greenfield and surrounding communities. Tuesday morning, Greenfield Patch checked out some of the wettest spots in the city. The video shows Wildcat Creek flowing under Howard Avenue near 124th Street and the standing water throughout Kulwicki Park. Share your rain photos and show us how the rain has impacted your backyard, city street or neighborhood park!
Forecasters are expecting as much as 3 inches of rain over the next few days, and concerns for flooding rise as the rain falls.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for portions of Southeast Wisconsin, including Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha. Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties. According to Patch's media partners at WISN 12, the watch will be in effect from noon Tuesday to Friday morning. A series of low pressure systems are setting up along the jet stream, placing them directly over the area. Rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches are forecast, and as the soil is already saturated or in some areas still frozen, runoff of moderate to heavy rainfall will cause many rivers to reach their banks with some reaching moderate flood stage. In addition roadways in low-lying areas typically susceptible to flooding should be …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Flooding rains are headed our way, changing to snow, so the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch this afternoon until later tonight, and a Winter Weather Advisory starting 6 a.m. Wednesday.
(This was updated to reflect the new advisory from the National Weather Service) The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch from 3 p.m. until later Tuesday night for Waukesha, Milwaukee, Rock, Walworth, Racine and Kenosha counties. Communities in southeastern Wisconsin saw 1/2- to 1-inch of rain fall overnight into Tuesday, with some areas seeing higher rain totals. Additional rain is expected this afternoon and ice jams could cause flooding. While the possible two inches of rain that could fall today isn't a ton of water, rapid runoff is expected because the ground is frozen and saturated. Some larger rivers can handle this rainfall, but small to medium rivers and streams will likely flood. This could cause flooding on some …