Storms

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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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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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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2016 U.S. Severe Weather Tally

September 18, 2016 0 Comments
2016 U.S. Severe Weather Tally

    We are getting to that time of the year now where severe thunderstorm frequency really trends down here in the Upper Midwest.  Oh there will probably be a sporadic outbreak here or there yet.  The Central and Southern Plains over toward the southeast United States will likely have some major outbreaks heading deeper […]

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To the point of “good return”

July 28, 2016 0 Comments
To the point of “good return”

Can we breathe a sigh of relief now? What I mean is, have we reached the point in the growing season when even if it didn’t rain another drop, we would still have a good crop. As a gardener and small time farmer, I always watch closely as the growing season progresses. I feel a […]

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Historic Summer Severe Weather Probabilities

June 28, 2016 0 Comments
Historic Summer Severe Weather Probabilities

June is generally the peak of severe thunderstorm season in Wisconsin.  It is interesting to watch the odds change over the course of a few weeks graphically during the mid to late summer.  It seems we reach our highest chance of severe weather in Wisconsin right around when the sun is at its highest angle […]

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U.S. severe reports this year so far

May 11, 2016 0 Comments
U.S. severe reports this year so far

  While there have been just a very few strong thunderstorm wind and large hail reports in Wisconsin so far in 2016, it has been much more active south of  our state. Through May 10th the nation has recorded 437 tornadoes, 1996 reports of large hail, and 2441 reports of damaging thunderstorm winds.  As it turns […]

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