Thursday, August 24, 2006


Update--6:22 p.m.: We are now under our 5th Severe Thunderstorm Watch of the last two days. Today's first round of thunderstorms moved through during the early afternoon, and round two is on the way. Severe storms are occurring across much of western Wisconsin and southern Minnesota, and they are expected to increase in coverage through the evening and gradually move toward southwest Wisconsin. This has been an exceptionally active period of severe weather--the National Weather Service has issued a total of 45 severe thunderstorm warnings for various counties throughout the region since yesterday afternoon, and that number is likely to grow tonight. Wasn't I just saying that the severe weather season had been unusually quiet?

Morning entry: There is the possibility for several rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms today and tonight. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 4:00 this afternoon. This is a very complex weather situation and should be monitored very closely.


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