...SNOW EXPECTED FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...
.SNOW WILL BEGIN SPREADING ACROSS SOUTHERN WISCONSIN FRIDAY
AFTERNOON, CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT, THEN TAPER OFF QUICKLY
FROM WEST TO EAST OVER INLAND AREAS BY SATURDAY MORNING. HOWEVER,
DUE TO LAKE EFFECT SNOWFALL KICKING IN, WE SHOULD SEE THE SNOW
CONTINUE ACROSS THE FAR SOUTHEAST THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.
TRAVELERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT HIGHER SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL OCCUR
SOUTH AND WEST OF WISCONSIN, SO IF YOU'RE HEADING INTO THOSE
REGIONS BE PREPARED FOR SLOW AND DIFFICULT CONDITIONS.
SNOW AMOUNTS OF AROUND 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE WINTER STORM
WATCH AREA, WITH AMOUNTS DIMINISHING QUICKLY TO THE NORTH.
MILWAUKEE, RACINE AND KENOSHA COUNTIES COULD SEE 6 TO 8 INCHES DUE
TO THE LAKE EFFECT. BRISK NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WILL
CAUSE SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM FRIDAY TO
6 AM CST SATURDAY...
* WHAT...SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5
* WHERE...IOWA AND DANE COUNTIES.
* WHEN...FROM 3 PM FRIDAY TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS. THE
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE EVENING COMMUTE.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS PERIODS OF SNOW WILL
CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. EXPECT SNOW COVERED ROADS
AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES, AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN
BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.
Get to know the historic Madison synagogue where a monument was vandalized with swastikas
Take a look back at the architectural splendor and historic significance of Madison's Gates of Heaven synagogue.
The building has stood in Madison since 1863. The Victorian Romanesque building, originally located on the 200 block of West Washington Avenue, was designed by August Kutzbock who also designed the second Capitol state building, according to Steven Morrison, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Madison from 1984 to 2010.
By the 1870s, the Gates of Heaven Synagogue fell into disuse and the facility's few remaining members rented it out to several groups including the Unitarian Society and the Christian Science Church.
Gates of Heaven faced demolition in 1970 when the Fiore Coal and Oil Company — the building's owner at the time — wanted to build a new office at the site. But citizens organized to raise funds and place the building on the National Register of Historic Places. The city of Madison and volunteers received federal money to help with the $60,000 moving costs.
"The building was successfully moved by jacking it up on 96 aircraft wheels and rolling it one mile through Downtown Madison streets to James Madison Park," Morrison said.
Now the building is maintained in a group effort between the City of Madison and community volunteers, according to Ann Shea, spokeswoman for the parks division.