At least three rainfall records have been broken in Wisconsin thanks to Thursday’s band of slow-moving showers and thunderstorms.
Portions of Wood and Portage County were hit particuarily hard with the rain where many communities reported flooded streets and soggy basements. According to the National Weather Service records Wisconsin Rapids recorded a hefty 3.2″ of rain at the airport. That beat the city’s previous record for July 28th of 2.38″ set in 1990.
Stevens Point had many reports of urban street flooding when 2.45″ inches fell on Thursday, demolishing the city’s previous rain record for July 28th. The old record was just 1.82″ set 35 years ago in 1976.
Though the record that will be in the books stands at 2.45″, many people received far more rain. Several Stevens Point area residents recorded nearly 4″ in their backyards. A storm spotter in Plover reported 1.92” falling in just 55 minutes!
After the band of rain cleared Portage County it headed towards Green Bay. While there it poured 2.25″ on Austin Straubel International Airport. That knocked off the previous record of 2.18″ which had stood for 58 years since 1953!
This post was written by RDuns on July 29, 2011