Well, I think we can officially say it has been a dreary and wet stretch of weather around here. We have had rain reported now for 10 days consecutively in the Wausau area. It was a fairly heavy soaking Monday. As of 6 p.m. we had picked up over .75″ of rain. With additional rain bands moving through, it could climb over an inch before the evening is out. Of course Sunday we had 1.03″ as well. We had another day early in the month with over an inch of rain, and that was September 3rd. That’s pretty unusual to have 3 days in September with such high rainfall amounts around here.
Other rainfall reports Monday included: Green Bay 1.4″, Scandinavia 1.6″, City Point 1.3″, Stevens Point, 1.3″, and Wisconsin Rapids 1.2″. Below you’ll find the National Weather Service Green Bay doppler radar estimate of rainfall for the past couple of days. Notice the orange and red color blobs over central and north central Wisconsin. Those are the areas that have had storm totals around 2.0″ or greater since last Friday.
The storm system which has been drenching us is weakening and will slowly move east toward the eastern Great Lakes. However it is still close enough to bring a few showers through Wednesday. Then a cold front could provide some rain Thursday. The additional rain totals should be much lighter in many cases than they have been.
This post was written by Tony Schumacher on September 26, 2011