July 18-19, 2012 Wisconsin Weather Summary

A decent amount of rain fell over parts of Wisconsin during the day Wednesday, July 18th into the overnight hours ending by around daybreak July 19th.  When you're in a drought, we'll take anything.

One complex of showers and storms moved across the northern part of Wisconsin in the State Highway 29 corridor during the daytime hours, leaving rain totals of 1/2 to 1 inch.  Some isolated locations cashed in on 1.5 to over 2 inches.  The highest reported values were 2.70 inches at Willard-Rock Dam in Clark County, 2.82 inches at Clinton Waste Water Treatment Plant in Rock County, 3.45 inches at Paddock Lake Waste Water Treatment Plant in Kenosha County, and 4.22 inches at Rochester-Fox River in Racine County.

During the mid and late afternoon hours another complex of showers and storms developed over southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa, and proceeded to march west to east across southern Wisconsin during the early evening hours.  The favored area was south of a line from La Crosse to Wisconsin Dells to Port Washington.

Some of the storms became severe and produced damaging downburst straight-line winds and hail stones of 1 to 2 inches in diameter.  The strongest winds of 60 to 80 mph affected the Crawford County area east through Sauk and Dane Counties.  Further east the severe storms were more scattered.

One person near Mt. Horeb in Dane County had a minor head injury when part of a tree fell on them during the storm.   A maximum wind gust of 71 mph was measured by a trained spotter 1 mile east of Mt. Horeb.

Below is a Wisconsin rainfall map for the period around 7 to 8 am Wednesday July 18th through around 7 to 8 am Thursday, July 19th.  Click on image for larger version.

July 18-19 rain WI

Below is a listing of individual rainfall totals across southern Wisconsin (look in the last column).  Parts of Racine and Kenosha Counties had 3 to over 4 inches - a month's worth!

OTRW3  VERNON      ONTARIO-1 W                      0.36
ONTW3  VERNON      ONTARIO-KICKAPOO R.*             0.53
HILW3  VERNON      HILLSBORO-SBR BAR. R.*           0.97
HLSW3  VERNON      HILLSBORO-1 SW
RTNW3  VERNON      READSTOWN-4 NE                   0.90
REAW3  VERNON      READSTOWN-WEST-RIVER*            0.59
REAW3  VERNON      READSTOWN
WESW3  VERNON      WESTBY-WWTP                      0.36
GENW3  VERNON      GENOA-DAM 8-COE                  0.27
VQAW3  VERNON      VIROQUA
VICW3  VERNON      DE SOTO-1 SE
LAFW3  VERNON      LA FARGE                         2.66
LAFW3  VERNON      LA FARGE-KICKAPOO R.*            2.68
SOGW3  CRAWFORD    SOLDIERS GROVE          99   69  1.07
GMIW3  CRAWFORD    GAYS MILLS
WCR01  CRAWFORD    GAYS MILLS-6 SE-COCO.            0.53
STEW3  CRAWFORD    STEUBEN-KICKAPOO R.*             0.37
SBNW3  CRAWFORD    STEUBEN-4 SE
LYNW3  CRAWFORD    LYNXVILLE-DAM 9-COE              0.59
PDCW3  CRAWFORD    PRAIRIE DU CHIEN-WATER  99   69  0.81
PDC    CRAWFORD    PRAIRIE DU CHIEN-ARPRT  97   68  0.76
RCRW3  RICHLAND    RICHLAND CENTER-4 N
RCCW3  RICHLAND    RICHLAND CENTER-1 NW             0.77
RICW3  RICHLAND    RICHLAND CENTER         99   68  1.08
RSLW3  SAUK        LA VALLE-4N-REDSTONE L  93   67  1.67
LAVW3  SAUK        LA VALLE-FIRE
RDBW3  SAUK        REEDSBURG-1 NNE                  1.15
RBGW3  SAUK        REEDSBURG-WWTP          93   68
RSPW3  SAUK        ROCK SPRINGS-BARAB. R*           0.89
WSK02  SAUK        ROCK SPRINGS-3 SW-COCO.
Y53W3  SAUK        BARABOO-1 NE-HAM        91   67  0.56
BBOW3  SAUK        W. BARABOO-HASKINS PK*           0.47
BABW3  SAUK        BARABOO-WWTP            93   68  0.48
BAOW3  SAUK        BARABOO-4S-DEVILS LK.*
PDSW3  SAUK        PRAIRIE DU SAC-ALLIANT           1.83
WSK05  SAUK        PRA. DU SAC-6 NW-COCO.           1.99
SACW3  SAUK        SAUK CITY-1 SW-WWTP     95   70  1.55
LNR    SAUK        LONE ROCK-AIRPORT       98   70  1.09
DBQ                DUBUQUE, IA-AIRPORT     97   69     T
MUSW3  GRANT       MUSCODA-WIS. RIVER*              0.14
BBLW3  GRANT       BOSCOBEL-1 NE-AUTO.*    99   68  0.55
OVS    GRANT       BOSCOBEL-AIRPORT       100   69  0.66
WGT01  GRANT       LANCASTER-NORTH-COCO.            0.15
LANW3  GRANT       LANCASTER-4WSW-UW FARM  98   66  0.11
BTNW3  GRANT       BURTON-GRANT RIVER*              0.02
PILW3  GRANT       PLATTEVILLE-4 NW                 0.64
PLAW3  GRANT       PLATTEVILLE
PVB    GRANT       PLATTEVILLE-3 SE-ARPT   97   68
RVLW3  GRANT       ROCKVILLE-2E-PLATTE R*           0.01
CBCW3  GRANT       CUBA CITY-WWTP                   0.00
Y63W3  GRANT       CUBA CITY-HAM
SWAW3  GRANT       SINSINAWA-MOUND
BLDW3  IOWA        BARNEVELD-1 S-WWTP               1.86
DLEW3  IOWA        DODGEVILLE-4 N-AUTO.*   98   68  2.20
DGVW3  IOWA        DODGEVILLE-WWTP         96   68  2.12
HDLW3  IOWA        HOLLANDALE-4 N-USGS*             1.72
MRJ    IOWA        MINERAL PT.-4NW-AIRPRT 100   70  0.49
MRPW3  IOWA        MINERAL PT.-NORTHEAST            1.83
BLVW3  LAFAYETTE   BLANCHARDVILLE                   1.90
BCHW3  LAFAYETTE   BLANCHARDVILLE 2S-RIV*
BMTW3  LAFAYETTE   BELMONT-6 SE-USGS*               0.01
DONW3  LAFAYETTE   DARLINGTON-2 NE         96   68
DARW3  LAFAYETTE   DARLINGTON-WWTP         99   67  0.22
DARW3  LAFAYETTE   DARLINGTON-PEC. RIVER*           0.20
BNNW3  LAFAYETTE   BENTON                           0.00
BUNW3  LAFAYETTE   BENTON-4S-BUNCOMBE-RIV*          0.00
SOYW3  LAFAYETTE   SOUTH WAYNE-4 SW                 0.13
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-ID-   -COUNTY-      -LOCATION-        -SOUTH CENTRAL WIS.-
WDEW3  COLUMBIA    WISCONSIN DELLS-HAM     92   67  0.20
DLL    COLUMBIA    WIS. DELLS-AIRPORT      90   64
Y42W3  COLUMBIA    PORTAGE-4 NW-HAM        91   67  0.84
PORW3  COLUMBIA    PORTAGE-WWTP            90   67  1.38
Y04W3  COLUMBIA    PORTAGE-NORTH-HAM
PGEW3  COLUMBIA    PORTAGE-3 SE
WCB06  COLUMBIA    PORTAGE-5 SW-COCO.               0.99
WCB04  COLUMBIA    PORTAGE-6 SW-COCO.               0.80
WCB05  COLUMBIA    PORTAGE-7 SW-COCO.               0.99
PEEW3  COLUMBIA    PARDEEVILLE-AUTO.*      91   68  0.58
PRVW3  COLUMBIA    PARDEEVILLE-WWTP
Y26W3  COLUMBIA    POYNETTE-3 NE-HAM
LODW3  COLUMBIA    LODI-WWTP               95   69  2.05
ARLW3  COLUMBIA    ARLINGTON-UW FARM       93   62  1.90
CUSW3  COLUMBIA    COLUMBUS-1 SE-WWTP
WCB01  COLUMBIA    COLUMBUS-1 S-COCO.               1.46
CBSW3  COLUMBIA    COLUMBUS-5 SW-DNR*               1.13
MAYW3  DODGE       MAYVILLE-6 NW-AUTO*     88   68  0.31
WSFW3  DODGE       B DAM-TOWN OF WESTFORD
Y15W3  DODGE       BEAVER DAM-3 NE-HAM     89   68  0.37
BDMW3  DODGE       BEAVER DAM-1 N                   0.37
BEAW3  DODGE       BEAVER DAM-WWTP         92   67  0.35
BEAW3  DODGE       BEAVER DAM-USGS-RIVER*           0.21
HSFW3  DODGE       HUSTISFORD-SOUTH-WWTP   90   68  0.70
WDD03  DODGE       HORICON-2 NE-COCO.               0.24
HRCW3  DODGE       HORICON-1 NE-DNR*                0.23
HORW3  DODGE       HORICON-WWTP            88   67  0.27
UNU    DODGE       JUNEAU-AIRPORT          88   68
JNUW3  DODGE       JUNEAU-3 SW-OAK GROVE            0.65
CLYW3  DODGE       CLYMAN-UTILITY
Y84W3  DODGE       WATERTOWN-WEST-HAM      92   68  1.28
Y91W3  DANE        DE FOREST-HAM           94   69  1.26
WNEW3  DANE        WAUNAKEE-5 W
WDRW3  DANE        WINDSOR-YAHARA R.*               0.01
BEHW3  DANE        BLACK EARTH             95   71  0.46
BTHW3  DANE        BLACK EARTH-2 SE-USGS*           0.13
C29    DANE        MIDDLETON-2 NW-AIRPORT  95   71  0.63
MDDW3  DANE        MIDDLETON                        0.86   2W Verona (media) 1.90
MSN    DANE        MADISON-AIRPORT         93   70  1.43
Y30W3  DANE        MADISON-NORTHEAST-HAM   91   70  1.71
LMBW3  DANE        MSN-LK MENDOTA BUOY*    92   70
Y35W3  DANE        MADISON-EAST-HAM
CHMW3  DANE        MADISON-CHARMANY FARM   91   69  1.46
Y01W3  DANE        MADISON-SW-NAKOMA-HAM   87   70  2.12
WDA13  DANE        MADISON-4 W-COCO.                1.76
WDA11  DANE        MADISON-4 SW-COCO.               1.55
WDA03  DANE        MADISON-5 SW-COCO.               2.01
ARBW3  DANE        MADISON-ARBORETUM       91   69  1.78   WISC TV-3  1.58
MAZW3  DANE        MAZOMANIE-WWTP
STOW3  DANE        STOUGHTON-WWTP          96   68  1.92
CTGW3  DANE        COTTAGE GROVE           90   69  1.59
WDA14  DANE        MCFARLAND-1 E-COCO.              1.21
MCFW3  DANE        MCFARLAND-LK. WAUBESA*           1.28
MRBW3  DANE        MT. HOREB-1 S-WWTP               1.98
WDA10  DANE        MT. HOREB-4 SW-COCO.             1.33
WDA22  DANE        OREGON-5 W-COCO.                 1.88
BLLW3  DANE        BELLEVILLE-4 NW
LOOW3  JEFFERSON   WATERLOO-WWTP           93   60  1.44
WATW3  JEFFERSON   WATERTOWN-WWTP          91   66  1.12
WJF02  JEFFERSON   WATERTOWN-EAST-COCO.             1.00
WJF04  JEFFERSON   WATERTOWN-SOUTH-COCO.            1.15
RYV    JEFFERSON   WATERTOWN-AIRPORT       91   70
Y09W3  JEFFERSON   OCONOMOWOC-3 NW-HAM     90   68  1.66
MILW3  JEFFERSON   MILFORD-CRAWFISH R.*
JFFW3  JEFFERSON   JEFFERSON-ROCK R.*               1.07
JFNW3  JEFFERSON   JEFFERSON-WWTP          92   69  1.26
FATW3  JEFFERSON   FORT ATKINSON-SW-WWTP   93   69  0.72
WJF03  JEFFERSON   LAKE MILLS-4 NW-COCO.            1.65
LKMW3  JEFFERSON   LAKE MILLS-WWTP         91   69  1.59
MKX    JEFFERSON   SULLIVAN-3 SE-NWS                1.29
       JEFFERSON   PALMYRA-1 SWP                    1.35
PMYW3  JEFFERSON   PALMYRA-3 SE                     1.32
WJF05  JEFFERSON   WHITEWATER-1 NW-COCO.            0.95
WHTW3  JEFFERSON   WHITEWATER-WWTP         93   68  0.89
WGN01  GREEN       DAYTON-2 N-COCO.                 2.18
NGLW3  GREEN       NEW GLARUS
ALBW3  GREEN       ALBANY-SUGAR RIVER*              0.95
BROW3  GREEN       BRODHEAD-WWTP          100   70  1.07
BROW3  GREEN       BRODHEAD-1 W-SUGAR R.*           0.01
MONW3  GREEN       MONROE-WWTP            103   68  0.96
EFT    GREEN       MONROE-AIRPORT          99   70  0.44
MTNW3  GREEN       MARTINTOWN-PEC. RIVER*           0.22
FULW3  ROCK        FULTON-YAHARA RIVER*             1.48
NVLW3  ROCK        NEWVILLE 5NE-LK. KOSH*           1.24
MTOW3  ROCK        MILTON-WWTP                      1.38
WRK06  ROCK        EVANSVILLE-EAST-COCO.            2.33
CLIW3  ROCK        CLINTON-WWTP            94   69  2.82
CLIW3  ROCK        CLINTON-3NE-TURTLE CK*           0.00
WRK07  ROCK        JANESVILLE-5 N-COCO.             1.57
JVL    ROCK        JANESVILLE-AIRPORT      99   72
AFTW3  ROCK        AFTON-WWTP              97   70  1.76
BELW3  ROCK        BELOIT-9 NW            100   70  1.24
BLTW3  ROCK        BELOIT-COLLEGE          96   69  1.04

-ID-   -COUNTY-      -LOCATION-        -SOUTHEAST WIS.-
Y73W3  WASHINGTON  WAYNE-3 NW-HAM          82   67  0.19
WAYW3  WASHINGTON  WAYNE-2 SW
WWS04  WASHINGTON  KEWASKUM-2 NW-COCO.              0.20
WWS08  WASHINGTON  WEST BEND-2 N-COCO.
WSTW3  WASHINGTON  WEST BEND-1 NE-FIRE              0.20
ETB    WASHINGTON  WEST BEND-3 E-AIRPORT   84   68
ETBW3  WASHINGTON  WEST BEND-1 NW-HAM      91   68  0.19
WTBW3  WASHINGTON  WEST BEND-1 SW-WATER    84   68  0.30
Y07W3  WASHINGTON  WEST BEND-2 SW-HAM
ALLW3  WASHINGTON  ALLENTON-WWTP                    0.21
SLRW3  WASHINGTON  SLINGER-1 NW-WWTP       85   66  0.40
HARW3  WASHINGTON  HARTFORD-2 W-WWTP       84   66  0.47
HHLW3  WASHINGTON  HOLY HILL-2 E
JKNW3  WASHINGTON  JACKSON-2 NE                     0.33
JACW3  WASHINGTON  JACKSON                 84   68  0.34
RCHW3  WASHINGTON  RICHFIELD               86   67  0.67
GERW3  WASHINGTON  GERMANTOWN-WWTP         85   68  0.42
BLGW3  OZAUKEE     BELGIUM-1 NW-WWTP       79   68  0.15
WAUW3  OZAUKEE     WAUBEKA-MILW. RIV.*              0.07
SAVW3  OZAUKEE     SAUKVILLE-SOUTH-WWTP    81   68  0.23
PWAW3  OZAUKEE     PT. WASHINGTON-AUTO*    78   70
GTNW3  OZAUKEE     GRAFTON-2 NE-DNR*
GATW3  OZAUKEE     GRAFTON-1 S-WWTP        83   69  0.49
WOZ01  OZAUKEE     CEDARBURG-1 NE-COCO.             0.59
CDRW3  OZAUKEE     CEDARBURG 2N-CEDAR CK*           0.00
CDGW3  OZAUKEE     CEDARBURG-1E-LAKEFIELD           0.50
CEDW3  OZAUKEE     CEDARBURG-3SE-MIL. R.*           0.56
WOZ05  OZAUKEE     CEDARBURG-4 SW-COCO.             0.52
MEQW3  OZAUKEE     MEQUON                           0.55
MFAW3  WAUKESHA    MEN FALLS-VILL.-AUTO*
WWK29  WAUKESHA    STONE BANK-COCO.                 0.93
KEEW3  WAUKESHA    MERTON-1 N-LAKE KEESUS  91   69  0.79
OCOW3  WAUKESHA    OCONOMOWOC-WEST-WWTP    90   67  1.54
ONCW3  WAUKESHA    OCONOMOWOC-SOUTH                 1.51
WWK11  WAUKESHA    OCONOMOWOC-2 E-COCO.             1.63
OOOW3  WAUKESHA    OCONOM.-2SW (6PM-6PM)            0.25
WWK05  WAUKESHA    SUSSEX-1 NE-COCO.                0.68
WWK30  WAUKESHA    SUSSEX-3 W-COCO.                 0.83
PWKW3  WAUKESHA    PEWAUKEE-2 SW-SANITARY           0.80
WWK22  WAUKESHA    PEWAUKEE-4 SW-COCO.              1.15
BFDW3  WAUKESHA    BROOKFIELD-WEST-WWTP    86   68  0.75
UES    WAUKESHA    WAUKESHA-AIRPORT        84   66
WCCW3  WAUKESHA    WAUKESHA-WWTP           86   67  1.14
WWK12  WAUKESHA    WAUKESHA-2 SE-COCO.              1.08
WWK04  WAUKESHA    WAUKESHA-2 SW-COCO.
ELMW3  WAUKESHA    ELM GROVE-AUTO*                  0.59
NPSW3  WAUKESHA    NORTH PRAIRIE-SOUTH
WWK20  WAUKESHA    MUKWONAGO-NORTH-COCO.            1.31
BBDW3  WAUKESHA    BIG BEND                         1.14
WWK08  WAUKESHA    BIG BEND-COCO.                   1.15
WWK16  WAUKESHA    MUSKEGO-1 W-COCO.                1.29
MKOW3  WAUKESHA    MUSKEGO-4SW-LK. DENOON           1.28
MGOW3  WAUKESHA    MUSKEGO-2S-MUSKEGO LK*           1.33
Y58W3  MILWAUKEE   BROWN DEER-NORTH-HAM    81   71  0.68
BDRW3  MILWAUKEE   BROWN DEER-AUTO*                 0.46
RVHW3  MILWAUKEE   RIVER HILLS-AUTO*                0.64
MWC    MILWAUKEE   MILWAUKEE-TIMMERMAN     82   68
MIEW3  MILWAUKEE   MILWAUKEE-NW-AUTO*               0.75
MAKW3  MILWAUKEE   MILW-TEUTONIA-AUTO*              0.64
MMCW3  MILWAUKEE   MILWAUKEE-MT MARY COLL  85   71  0.50
WWTW3  MILWAUKEE   WAUWATOSA-MEN. RIVER*            0.52
WMW14  MILWAUKEE   MILWAUKEE-4 NW-COCO.             0.50
WMW17  MILWAUKEE   MILWAUKEE-3 NW-COCO.
MAEW3  MILWAUKEE   MILW-F D LAC AV-AUTO*            0.70
MUEW3  MILWAUKEE   MILW.-MITCH. PK-AUTO*            0.49
MJIW3  MILWAUKEE   MILW.-JONES ISL.-AUTO*
MIKW3  MILWAUKEE   MILW.-LINC. AVE-AUTO*            0.62
Y75W3  MILWAUKEE   WEST ALLIS-HAM          92   69  0.70
WETW3  MILWAUKEE   WEST ALLIS
WMW18  MILWAUKEE   WEST ALLIS-1 SE-COCO.            0.66
GNDW3  MILWAUKEE   GREENFIELD-AUTO*                 0.56
WMW23  MILWAUKEE   GREENDALE-1 NE-COCO.             0.80
HCRW3  MILWAUKEE   HALES CORNERS-AUTO*              0.80
WPKW3  MILWAUKEE   HALES CORNERS-WHITNALL       65
SFSW3  MILWAUKEE   SAINT FRANCIS                    0.85
MKE    MILWAUKEE   MILWAUKEE-MITCHELL FLD  81   70  0.80
MIAW3  MILWAUKEE   MILWAUKEE-SOUTH-AUTO*            0.59
FINW3  MILWAUKEE   FRANKLIN-2 NW                    1.16
SEEW3  MILWAUKEE   S MILW.-WWTP-LAKESHORE       71  1.03
OKKW3  MILWAUKEE   OAK CK.-SS WWTP-AUTO*            1.40
Y59W3  WALWORTH    E. TROY-4NE-BEULAH-HAM  93   69  1.15
WWW01  WALWORTH    EAST TROY-3 NE-COCO.             1.03
DLNW3  WALWORTH    DELAVAN-WEST-WWTP       95   69  1.92
Y36W3  WALWORTH    ELKHORN-4 NW-HAM        95   70  2.43
Y06W3  WALWORTH    ELKHORN-EAST-HAM        91   68  1.58
LYSW3  WALWORTH    LYONS-SANITARY                   1.71
WWW02  WALWORTH    LAKE GENEVA-1 E-COCO.            2.16
PLLW3  WALWORTH    PELL LAKE-1 SE-WWTP              1.87
WIKW3  RACINE      WIND LK-W. LK OUTLET*            1.14
RAYW3  RACINE      RAYMOND-ROOT R. CANAL*           1.90
CALW3  RACINE      CALEDONIA
WPTW3  RACINE      WIND POINT                       2.20
WFDW3  RACINE      WATERFORD-1 NW          87   68  2.15
RSRW3  RACINE      ROCHESTER-FOX RIVER*             4.22
ROCW3  RACINE      ROCHESTER-1 S-WWTP      90   69  1.93
BRGW3  RACINE      BURLINGTON-FOX RIVER*
BGTW3  RACINE      BURLINGTON-2 S-WWTP     88   68  1.94
BUU    RACINE      BURLINGTON-AIRPORT      90   68
RCNW3  RACINE      RACINE-LAKESHORE-WWTP   80   71  1.70
RAC    RACINE      RACINE-AIRPORT          83   70  2.10
WRC03  RACINE      RACINE-2 SW-COCO.                1.64
UGRW3  RACINE      UNION GROVE-WWTP        85   69  1.78
PADW3  KENOSHA     PADDOCK LAKE-WWTP       90   70  3.45
NMSW3  KENOSHA     NEW MUNSTER-FOX RIV.*            2.15
WKN08  KENOSHA     KENOSHA-5 N-COCO.                1.28
WKN07  KENOSHA     KENOSHA-3 N-COCO.                1.33
KNSW3  KENOSHA     KENOSHA-N HARBOR-NWS*   76
KENW3  KENOSHA     KENOSHA-WWTP(MID-MID)   78   72  0.80
WKN06  KENOSHA     KENOSHA-2 S-COCO.                2.52
KHAW3  KENOSHA     KENOSHA-4 SW
ENW    KENOSHA     KENOSHA-AIRPORT         86   71  1.89
KNOW3  KENOSHA     PLEASANT PR.-DNR-CHIW*           1.43

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