Joaquin becomes hurricane, East Coast monitors storm

Joaquin has strengthened into a hurricane and while there is still much uncertainty in its path, people along the U.S. East Coast should monitor the National Hurricane Center and local National Weather Service forecast offices, as well as local media, for the latest updates and be sure to have a plan in place should Joaquin threaten their area.

Meanwhile 2015 will go down in the record books as one of the warmest Septembers on record across north-central and northeast Wisconsin.