With the Fox River lapping at her front door, Jessica Shuemate was packing her family’s bags.
A Kenosha man’s spur-of-the-moment decision to hold a snowman building contest for charity Wednesday grew into something he hadn’t imagined.
Kenosha County residents can expect better road and weather conditions this weekend after being hit with the winter’s largest snowfall in southeastern Wisconsin on Thursday.
While western areas of the state got socked with snow Sunday, Kenosha nudged its way closer to setting a record for the number of consecutive days without any measurable flakes.
Here’s the weather wrap-up on Kenosha’s own hell week:
KENOSHA — Kenosha County is on track for having the hottest summer of the 16-year span that began in 1997 — available data goes back that far — with an average temperature of 72.8 degrees.
Hey, did you hear?
Hot enough for ya?
High temperatures with little rain resulted in a drier, warmer June in Kenosha County this year.
The Kenosha County (Fire) Chiefs and Captains Association issued an alert Friday night urging residents and visitors not to engage in outdoor activities that could easily ignite wildfires due to the unusually dry weather.
KENOSHA — Dry conditions have lead the city of Kenosha to join the county in banning open fires in all parks.
A burning ban is in effect at all Kenosha County Parks and will remain in place until further notice.
Blazing hot temperatures are taking hold in Kenosha County this week.
The towns of Somers, Salem and Paris, along with the villages of Bristol, Twin Lakes and Pleasant Prairie, have jointly issued a burning ban in their municipalities prohibiting open fires, except for cooking fires in outdoor grills.
A spring dry spell in Kenosha County has one observer saying some farmers are apprehensive about the situation.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Quick, efficient work by Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue Department personnel Friday afternoon netted a happy ending for a would-be ice fisherman who broke through a thinly frozen subdivision pond.
It was 8:30 in the morning and the sign on the bank said 44 degrees, but Mike Bukantis of Bristol was going ice fishing.
All the leaves are gone. The temperature is a biting 25 degrees with wind chill.
Heat and humidity could make Sunday a steamy repeat of last week.
Friday morning’s rain was a relief for area residents after five straight days of 90-degree temperatures.