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June 11, 2008

Just what we need

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center says another round of severe weather could be headed our way Thursday.

Depending on which forecast you read, we could get up to 1 to 3 inches of rain Thursday, in addition to the severe weather accouterments of hail and high winds. You’ll note that the southeast quarter of Wisconsin is in the sky-blue-hatched area indicating “10 percent or greater probability of significant severe weather within 25 miles of a point.”

Last week, of course, parts of this area were under tornado watches for three consecutive days and under severe weather watches (tornado or severe thunderstorm watches) for four consecutive days, which I can’t remember happening before this year. Unless you’re trying to build a lake, tomorrow’s forecast is not good news for those who live in Brown, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marquette, Outagamie, Sheboygan, Waupaca and Waushara counties, all of which got a lot of rain last weekend, and all of which are under a flash flood watch through Thursday night or Friday morning.

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