Severe Weather

Harvey the Horrible, Why Isn’t He Moving Much?

August 27, 2017 1 Comment
Harvey the Horrible, Why Isn’t He Moving Much?

  As you should know by know, southeast Texas and the Houston area have been taking an incredible pounding from now Tropical Storm Harvey.    Catastrophic rain totals, nearing 30 inches have been reported as of Sunday evening.  In my 25 year weather forecasting career, I have never seen a radar rainfall estimate as extreme […]

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June 14th Tornado Outbreak Nearly a Record Breaker

June 18, 2017 0 Comments
June 14th Tornado Outbreak Nearly a Record Breaker

On Wednesday, June 14th severe thunderstorms traveled from southwest Wisconsin northeast up toward the Green Bay area leaving a lot of wind damage, localized flash flooding, and numerous tornadoes.  So far the National Weather Service confirms that 9 tornadoes occurred in their warning area as of the damage surveys they conducted on June 15th.  This […]

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Tornado Confirmed in Wisconsin June 12th

June 13, 2017 1 Comment
Tornado Confirmed in Wisconsin June 12th

  The severe line of storms which produced so much damage around Stevens Point Monday June 12th went on to produce a weak tornado in Fond du Lac County.  Here is the storm report from the National Weather Service Office in Milwaukee-Sullivan.   PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI 307 PM CDT […]

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The Chetek Tornado

May 19, 2017 0 Comments
The Chetek Tornado

It has been a long time since we have experienced an active tornadic weather pattern in our part of the state.  The storms that rolled through on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week reminded us once again that yes, strong tornadoes do affect our area, even if they have been infrequent since 2011 (the year […]

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U.S. Severe Weather So Far in 2017

March 26, 2017 0 Comments
U.S. Severe Weather So Far in 2017

  2017 has had several busy weeks so far across the nation in terms of severe thunderstorms.  Through March 25th, the Storm Prediction Center is listing the following preliminary number of reports: Tornado  368 High Wind  2267 Large Hail  873   On their map the red dots indicate tornadoes, blue for thunderstorm high winds, and green […]

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Severe Weather Spotter Training Schedule

March 21, 2017 0 Comments
Severe Weather Spotter Training Schedule

  We are rapidly approaching severe thunderstorm season in Wisconsin.  Even with all the excellent technology now used to track thunderstorms and tornadoes, trained observers on the ground still play a vital role.  As such the National Weather Service is hosting numerous Skywarn workshops in the TV-9 area to train volunteers in terms of what […]

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Severe weather outbreak slams the Midwest

March 7, 2017 0 Comments
Severe weather outbreak slams the Midwest

Widespread damaging winds, large hail, and some strong tornadoes made for an active afternoon and evening across the region on Monday. As a strong area of low pressure strengthened and lifted north across Northern Minnesota, thunderstorms began to fire along and ahead of a cold front that tracked through Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri, eventually […]

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Violent weather possible Monday in the central U.S.

March 5, 2017 0 Comments
Violent weather possible Monday in the central U.S.

  Hopefully we are not setting up a repeat of the devastating and large tornadoes that swept through the southern Midwest last week.  However it does look like a large territory will be impacted by at least damaging straight line winds from the Midwest to the Southern Plains Monday afternoon into Monday night.  In addition […]

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Tornado Fatalities Hits 30 Year Low

January 5, 2017 0 Comments
Tornado Fatalities Hits 30 Year Low

In a year filled with negativity, there were some positives in the severe weather department in regards to tornadoes. The United States saw the fewest number of tornado fatalities in 30 years, with only 17 deaths. On average, the United States sees 1,253 tornadoes each year that result in 73 fatalities, and preliminary reports suggest the […]

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Tornadoes in Iowa on Monday, Nov. 28th!

November 28, 2016 0 Comments
Tornadoes in Iowa on Monday, Nov. 28th!

  Iowa is known for its tornadoes in the spring and summer, but not at the end of November!  The same strong low pressure system which brought the drenching rainfall to our region Sunday night and Monday helped spawn the twisters in Iowa.  They got into a dry slot during the afternoon with some sunshine […]

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