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So far my little area of Wisconsin missed most of the heavy T-storms/rain but cities about 40-60 minutes south have received more rain this afternoon some over three inches. Some major hwys have flooded spots and some communities have flooding in many streets, manhole covers blowing off, ground so saturated that trees are falling over. Lots of weather coverage on all the local TV stations.

I'm lucky I have sandy soil so that will help alot and we only got about 1/2 inch of rain but more rain will fall throughout the evening.

The tornado siren went off about 6:30-Neil called a friend who lives about 3 miles away to confirm that it was going off for real and it turns out I think a sheriff's dept spotted a funnel cloud (no touchdown) about 15 min south of us.
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That's awful! Do you know if Neenah has been hit? I hope that you continue to be in a safe haven.
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Update-there is about 3/4 inch of rain in gauge.

And yes Neenah got more of this weather than we did as Neenah is about 30 minute drive south of me. The main problem is flooding in streets/yards and basements and no tornado touchdown as temps are too cool (70F). And lots of lightening-more rain throughout the evening.
Its raining harder now with more thunder and lightening!!
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Stay Safe Gail!
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So far, no tornadoes. The watch was canceled at 8 PM. Two semis were blown over just a few miles south of me. We certainly don't need this rain. The flooding here was starting to go down. The residents of Lake Delton did not have flood insurance because they were unable to get it due to the city not taking out federal flood insurance. All other places have it though. The city to the north of us may force people to evacuate very soon given the today's present storms. The lake there is 2 feet out of its banks......FEMA has been around lately assessing damages.
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Update-there is about 3/4 inch of rain in gauge.

And yes Neenah got more of this weather than we did as Neenah is about 30 minute drive south of me. The main problem is flooding in streets/yards and basements and no tornado touchdown as temps are too cool (70F). And lots of lightening-more rain throughout the evening.
Its raining harder now with more thunder and lightening!!
Stay safe! I have not heard from my aunt in about two weeks or so! I hope she is ok and all her bengals.
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The National weather service just flashed a notice for all the residents of the city of Oshkosh not to travel on city streets until further notice due to the flooding!!
post #8 of 14
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The National weather service just flashed a notice for all the residents of the city of Oshkosh not to travel on city streets until further notice due to the flooding!!
post #9 of 14
I'm in La Crosse and we've been lucky so far. We had some street flooding with all the rains, but nothing like Gayes Mills and those other towns have received.

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eeeekkkk here's safety for all you guys getting the bad weather and good luck with everything!
post #11 of 14
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Well we ended up on the low end of the rainfall at just an inch from about 11 am yesterday. So since Sat afternoon we are at about 2.75" of rain.
The areas aroudn Lake Winnebago which is the really big lake one sees on the map of Wisconsin was hit the hardest with rains from 3-5". The city of Oshkosh got 4.78 inches from about 3-11 pm yesterday.

If you want to see pictures go to fox11online.com as viewers are submitting their photos.
The Fox River in Appleton is getting closer to flood stage which is 9 feet-NOAA has a report that is was at 8.5 ft so its really risen in the past couple of days and most likely will come very close to flood as the water from the rain swollen area will flow north.
I'm going to do errands later this morning and will bring my camera with me and see if I can get to my clients place in Appleton by the river to check out the water!!

Oh-50% chance T-storms this afternoon and a better chance tomorrow.
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The City of Fond du Lac is paralyzed by flooding. They are ordering everyone to stay home unless they need to evacuate. All of Scott's family lives there. Two of his aunts and uncles have water in their basements. One of them has it REALLY bad with waste high water literally surrounding their house. They are currently getting everything out and are going to stay with other family members. They do have a cat and a small dog who are both fine, but of course confused. Please send vibes their way....
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One of the local TV stations had a meterologist in Fond du Lac and was on Johnson Street which was closed due to flooding as the river overflowed its banks. I am familar with Fond du lac as I went there for several years for my Master Gardener training. Oshkosh isn't much better-they showed Stein Gardens submerged!!

I rode my bike to the creek and its muddy and high but its been higher in the past-no standing water in the fields but I only went 1/4 mile down the road!
post #14 of 14
Southern and southeastern MN have been getting the same type of weather. The area I grew up in has had some flooding and may be declared a disaster area. I have never seen such a steady stream of low pressure weather systems moving into the area one after another like they have been, and that's what's causing all the trouble. Hopefully, this weather will settle down very soon.
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