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July Thunderstorms Roll Across Wisconsin

Jul 18, 2015
The overall severe weather season has been a quiet one across the state, especially across southern Wisconsin. The heat and humidity made its way further north across the state which helped place Wisc

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Storms Cause Wind Damage Across Wisconsin

Jun 17, 2014
Severe thunderstorms swept across southern Wisconsin during the late evening and early morning hours that produced damaging winds and four confirmed tornadoes. Here are a few trees that were either sn

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February Storm Brings More Snow Across Wisconsin

Feb 17, 2014
No rest for the weary for Wisconsin residents as more snow fell throughout the state that caused low visibility and issues for many travelers. The storm was slightly stronger than what the computer mo

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Severe Storms Blow Across Wisconsin - 15 Years Ago

Feb 11, 2014
15 years ago today, an unusual long line of severe thunderstorms raced across the southern parts of Wisconsin on February 11, 1999 thanks to a low pressure system that helped draw warm, moist air over

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Snow & Cold Attribute to Milwaukee Accidents

Dec 08, 2013
A relatively weak snow event unfolded across southern Wisconsin Sunday morning that caused numerous car pile ups on the Milwaukee freeway system. Some parts of Interstate 94 had to be shutdown in ord

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November Tornado Outbreak Bypasses Wisconsin

Nov 17, 2013
A tornado outbreak unfolded across the upper Midwest and Ohio Valley during the late morning and afternoon hours causing death and destruction. It appeared Southern Wisconsin would be on the far n

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August Storm blows through Southeast Wisconsin

Aug 30, 2013
Washington and Waukesha counties were hit by a severe thunderstorm during the early afternoon hours on Friday. The cities of Hartford, Nashotah, Dousman, Hartland, and Waukesha experienced hail, stron

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Thunderstorm dumps Hail across Waukesha, Wisconsin

Aug 22, 2013
During the early evening hours on Thursday, August 22, an isolated strong thunderstorm produced a swath of marble to dime sized hail across southern Waukesha. The strong thunderstorm slowly develo

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Thunderstorm Produces Heavy Rain over Oconomowoc, WI

Jul 15, 2013
An isolated thunderstorm developed over Oconomowoc, Wisconsin during the late afternoon hours that produced a copious amounts of rain. Due to weak wind shear and steering flow in the upper atmosphere,

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Ominious Shelf Cloud moves over Waukesha, Wisconsin

Jun 21, 2013
A beautiful shelf cloud moved through the Milwaukee metropolitan area this morning. I was able to shoot video and photograph the shelf cloud moving through southern sections of Waukesha during the la

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Mini 2013 February Winter Storm hits Wisconsin

Feb 26, 2013
A band of heavy snow worked its way up from the plains into the Midwest on Tuesday that caused slippery travel for Chicago and Milwaukee metro areas. Racine and Kenosha areas have already received 5-7

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Car Accidents on I-80 caused by Ohio Valley Snowstorm

Dec 26, 2012
A string of car accidents occurred today across northwestern Ohio from a strong winter storm that had blanketed the Ohio Valley region. These car accident photos were taken by Steve Sopko along Inters

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Wisconsin blasted by 2012 December Blizzard

Dec 21, 2012
Wisconsin was hit by a strong blizzard on Thursday with Dane County Wisconsin being the epicenter with the highest snow amounts. Middleton and Beaver Dam, Wisconsin recorded close to 20 inches of snow

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September Hailstorm wakes Waukesha, WI Residents

Sep 22, 2012
A strong thunderstorm developed over southern Waukesha early this morning due to an unusual strong upper level disturbance that rotated south across Wisconsin. The storm never became severe, but it ha

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Severe Storms put dent into Wisconsin Drought

Jul 28, 2012
The past week southern Wisconsin has finally seen some needed rainfall. The drought was upgraded to Extreme from the Madison to Milwaukee I-94 corridor last week, but recent rains have stabil

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2012 Drought Persists across Southern Wisconsin

Jun 30, 2012
The drought of 2012 continues across the southern portion of Wisconsin. Incredibly Madison, Wisconsin is now on pace to experience the driest June ever with over .30 inches for the month. Milwaukee, W

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Thunderstorms produce Shelf Cloud over Waukesha, WI

May 06, 2012
A stormy pattern has been persistent over Wisconsin the past week that brought periods of showers and thunderstorms including, flooding rains, strong winds and hail across the state. On Sunday, persis

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Stormy May Weather Headed for Wisconsin

Apr 30, 2012
It looks like the first week of May will feature the return of warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico to overspread much of Wisconsin. This combined with an approaching upper level disturbance and wa

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Milwaukee Smoke Plagues Miller Park | Brewers Fans

Apr 06, 2012
The Milwaukee Brewers concluded their Opening Day loss at Miller Park that included a large column of black smoke that rose into the sky east of the stadium. At times, the smoke resembled a tornado or

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Warm March expected for Wisconsin and Upper Midwest

Mar 10, 2012
Spring Fever will begin earlier in 2012 throughout Wisconsin and Midwest. The Climate Prediction Center's long range forecast, issued on March 9, has indicated unseasonably warm temperatures to i

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March Snowstorm dumps Heavy Wet Snow over Wisconsin

Mar 02, 2012
Most of southeastern Wisconsin, including Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine and Kenosha had a chance to escape the winter of 2011 - 2012 without a Winter Storm Warning issued all season. How fitting it woul

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Late February 2012 Snowfall - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Feb 24, 2012
Many Milwaukee area residents woke up to a late February snowstorm this morning. 4-8 inches of snow had fallen after what was a complicated synoptic weather system that moved south of Wisconsin. Milw

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Warm Wisconsin Winter | Above Normal Temps Continue!

Feb 18, 2012
The warm Wisconsin winter of 2012 continues to be above normal in terms of temperature. Wisconsin has been under the influence a La Nina, which usually favors colder temperatures. However, there are m

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January 2012 Snowstorm - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Jan 12, 2012
The first respectable snowfall of 2012 has finally made its appearance across southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois including the cities of Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago. A strong upper level dist

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New Year's Day Storm brings Snow to Wisconsin

Jan 01, 2012
New Year's Day brought several inches of snow throughout Wisconsin and Michigan. The snow did remain minor with 1-3 inches of total snow accumulation across central and southern Wisconsin. A

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Wisconsin Snow Returns - Power Outages Reach 20,000

Nov 09, 2011
Central Wisconsin experienced the first snowstorm of the 2011-2012 season today. A panhandle type storm system moved northeast from southwest Missouri to southern Lake Michigan bringi

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NWS Radar Chicago | New Dual Polarization Images

Nov 03, 2011
Weather radar is getting a facelift across the country and will continue in 2012-2013. National Weather Service - Chicago just completed their upgrade to Dual Polarization technology. Dual Polarizatio

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Large Waves Impact Milwaukee & Chicago Lakefront

Oct 19, 2011
Strong waves battered the Lake Michigan lake-shore from Milwaukee to Chicago resulting in high surf and coastal wind damage. A strong high pressure system shifted southeast from Canada interacting

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Waterspouts

Sep 24, 2011
Several waterspouts had developed over the lakeshore near downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday. Numerous reports were confirmed just east of the summerfest grounds. Tower cameras (pictured below)

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Pagami Creek Fire Smoke Spreads to Milwaukee, WI

Sep 13, 2011
When you opened up your garage this morning you may have noticed a haze along with burning smell. It's not your neighbor burning leaves nor your house on fire. The smoke and smell is from the Pag

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EF2 Tornado Confirmed near Chili, Wisconsin

Aug 23, 2011
A series of brief but intense supercell thunderstorms developed over portions of central Wisconsin on Tuesday evening. One of these cells was able to spawn an EF2 tornado in Clark County, Wisconsin ne

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Straight-line Winds Impact Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Jul 20, 2011
Several cluster of severe thunderstorms crossed the badger state causing significant wind damage across the northern and central part of the state on Monday evening. Initially, storms became super

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Wisconsin and Illinois Derecho - Outages reach 700,000!

Jul 11, 2011
A complex of severe thunderstorms rolled across Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and reached as far as Ohio this afternoon. These storms originated in Nebraska Sunday evening and moved in

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Storms Pound Lakeshore - Racine to Chicago, Illinois

Jun 30, 2011
The cities of Racine, Kenosha, Winthrop Harbor, Zion down the lakeshore communities to Chicago, Illinois experienced a unusual severe thunderstorm episode that produced damaging winds and large hail T

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Dousman, Wisconsin - Storm Damage

Jun 21, 2011
Severe thunderstorms ravaged portions of Mukwonago and surrounding areas of Dousman including the village of Summit with major tree damage noted. National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated winds

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Bow Echo Slams Southern Wisconsin

Jun 08, 2011
Conditions were ripe for severe thunderstorms across Southern Wisconsin on Wednesday afternoon. Dodgeville, Madison, Albion east to Milwaukee were especially hit hard by the storms. Warm and humid con

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Large Hail - Hartland, Wisconsin

May 11, 2011
An isolated severe thunderstorm developed across Southwestern Waukesha County during the late afternoon hours on Wednesday. The Storm Prediction Center had most of the area under a Severe Thunderstorm

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EF4 Tuscaloosa & Birmingham, Alabama Tornado

Apr 27, 2011
The aerial footage of the Tuscaloosa, Alabama tornado paints a pretty grim outcome of what happened to the home of the University Alabama Crimson Tide. Most likely, this tornado will be rated an EF4|E

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EF3 Raleigh - Sanford, North Carolina Tornado

Apr 16, 2011
Not since 1984 has North Carolina seen a widespread tornado outbreak like the one that occurred on Saturday. The cities of Sanford, Holly Springs and up through Raleigh were hit by a EF3 tornado with

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EF3 Tornado Damage - Merrill, Wisconsin

Apr 10, 2011
A powerful storm system struck moved into the upper Midwest producing an April Tornado Outbreak across Wisconsin

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Hail strikes Mount Horeb, Middleton and Milwaukee, WI

Apr 04, 2011
Two rounds of severe thunderstorms hammered Middleton (near Madison, WI) and the Milwaukee metro area on Sunday. Pea to marble sized hail was plentiful across Southern Wisconsin while an intense left

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Tsunami ravages Japan; Hawaii & California affected

Mar 12, 2011
An 9.0 earthquake that struck Japan has had a rippling effect causing hundreds of aftershocks and responsible for generating a massive tsunami overpowering the coastal areas of the northeastern parts

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Groundhog Day Blizzard - Wisconsin & Illinois

Feb 02, 2011
A historic February blizzard struck the cities of Chicago, Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha all receiving over a foot of snow during the Groundhog Day Blizzard of 2011. Power outages, stranded motorists

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Heavy Snow Band hits Waukesha County, Wisconsin

Jan 07, 2011
An incredible snow band developed over Waukesha County, Wisconsin today around 3:30 pm local time causing zero visibility conditions. What was interesting about the the snow band was its intensity and

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Lake Effect Snow hits Racine & Kenosha, Wisconsin!

Dec 27, 2010
An interesting lake effect snow event occurred on December 25th and 26th across Southeastern Wisconsin prompting Lake Effect Snow Warnings to be issued for Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha Counties. Acco

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Minneapolis & Wisconsin Blizzard | Metrodome Collapse

Dec 12, 2010
The Giants and Vikings will need to play elsewhere due to the metrodome collapse in Minneapolis on Sunday. Heavy snow had been falling steadily all day Saturday causing the roof to implode with snow c

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Tornado strikes Yazoo City, Mississippi

Nov 29, 2010
Yazoo City, Mississippi was hit by a tornado for the second time in 2010. It's pretty remarkable that the town of 15,000 people have had to endure their second tornado in 7 months. Thankfully, th

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Loves Park, IL - Union Grove, WI Tornadoes

Nov 22, 2010
A rare and unusual severe weather outbreak caused tornado and straight-line wind damage in Union Grove, Wisconsin and Loves Park, Illinois on Monday. Severe storms had developed across eastern Iowa an

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Wisconsin Air Quality - Milwaukee, WI

Nov 12, 2010
The first half of November has seen a higher concentration of smog across Southeastern Wisconsin. There has been a couple of reasons why the air has been unhealthy to breathe. The first reason is

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Case Plant Tornado - Mt Pleasant, Wisconsin

Oct 26, 2010
At 7:45 a.m. a confirmed tornado struck the Case manufacturing plant causing structural damage along with minor injuries. The tornado moved through the cities of Sturtevant and Mount Pleasant located

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Wisconsin Northern Highland Fall Colors

Oct 12, 2010
Everywhere you look, the fall colors are in full display across the state of Wisconsin. Every year the fall colors are a sight to see as it signals a transition of seasons. I've been asked, what

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Tropical Storm Igor - East Coast Threat? Julia Next?

Sep 11, 2010
Residents of Florida, Georgia, up through the Carolina's, Virginia and New England states will be watching Tropical Storm Igor this weekend. Igor is expected to become a hurricane during the next

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Milwaukee, WI - Hailstorm

Sep 06, 2010
On September 6, 2010 a severe thunderstorm produced quarter sized (1.00 inch in diameter) hail across Waukesha and Milwaukee counties. I was lucky to capture these photos of hail falling across West M

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Big Bend, WI Tornado - Milwaukee, WI Flash Flooding

Jul 22, 2010
A severe weather event including tornadoes and major flash flooding occurred across southeast Wisconsin. Click here to view our sto

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Tornado hits Cambria, Wisconsin!

Jul 07, 2010
Around 6:30 p.m. a tornado hit the town of Cambria, Wisconsin located in Columbia County. This was a very unusual storm as tornadoes weren't likely to occur. It appears a possible outflow bou

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Severe Weather Hits Chicago, Illinois!

Jun 23, 2010
On June 23, 2010 a supercell thunderstorm hit the city of Chicago, Illinois. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Cook County including downtown Chicago as the storm approached. T

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Tornadoes strike Eagle and Muskego, Wisconsin

Jun 21, 2010
Last night the towns of Eagle, Mukwonago, Big Bend, and Muskego were hit by a swath of tornadoes and destructive straight-line winds all produced by a supercell thunderstorm that traveled across south

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Severe Thunderstorms roll through Southern Wisconsin!

Jun 15, 2010
Conditions are becoming favorable for some strong to possibly severe weather across the Badgerland on Friday June 18, 2010. Both the GFS and NAM models are predicting high instability across the regio

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Storm Chasing Vacation This Weekend!

May 18, 2010
The computers models are hinting at a possible severe weather event across the plains this weekend into parts of early next week. Storm Chasing Fever will be out in the field probably leaving sometime

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