Heavy Rain and Isolated Severe Storms Hit East-Central Wisconsin

Thunderstorms with heavy rain, hail, and strong winds moved across east-central Wisconsin on Saturday, April 12. Hail to 1 inch in diameter was reported in southern Winnebago County and wind damage occurred in southeast Calumet and southern Manitowoc counties. Rain in excess of 2.5" fell in a band from Wautoma in Waushara County east into the cities of Oshkosh and Manitowoc.

Thunderstorm winds in excess of 60 mph damaged several trees and an outbuilding near New Holstein. The thunderstorm continued east and produced a wind gust that caused part of a roof of an elementary school to be ripped off in Cleveland, Wisc.

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Radar image (reflectivity and velocity) at 4:48 pm CDT Saturday showing the thunderstorm as it moved across Manitowoc County.

The heavy rain caused urban flooding in Oshkosh as several roads were closed due to high water.

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Rainfall analysis Saturday-Sunday morning.

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