72-hour Precipitation Totals from the 10/13 - 10/14 Rain Event

Beginning late Friday and continuing through Sunday, a strong low pressure system tracked from the Central Plains into northern Lower Michigan. Much of the Upper Midwest received some badly needed rainfall. Here in southern Wisconsin, the highest 3-day rainfall totals were in the northernmost portions of Green Lake, Marquette, Sheboygan, and Fond du Lac counties. North of a line from Lawrence to Ripon to Haven received 3.5 to near and over 4 inches of rain!

South of a line from the aforementioned counties above (their southern borders) to a line from Port Washington to Madison received 2.5 to around 3 inches of rain. The lowest 3-day totals were found down along the Wisconsin/Illinois border and in far southeast Wisconsin.  There, the 3-day totals ranged from 0.75 to 1.25 inches of rain in some areas. Notably, areas around Burlington received around three-quarters of an inch of rain.

The rainfall analysis below is for the 72-hour period of 10/12 8 AM - 10/15 8 AM for central and southern Wisconsin.  This analysis uses a combination of CO-OP observers, public agencies, other weather observers, and a local rainfall analysis background field.

 

The analyses below are the daily analyses from the last three days from 8 AM to 8 AM for each respective day. Click any analysis to see a larger version. The graphic above is the total of all three of these graphics.


 

Below are three-day storm total reports from this event.


Preliminary Local Storm Report
National Weather Service Milwaukee/sullivan WI
908 Am Cdt Mon Oct 15 2012

..time...   ...event...      ...city Location...     ...lat.lon...

..date...   ....mag....      ..county Location..st.. ...source....
            ..remarks..

0435 Am     Heavy Rain       1 Sw West Bend          43.41n 88.20w
10/15/2012  M2.50 Inch       Washington         WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0515 Am     Heavy Rain       2 Wnw Hartford          43.33n 88.42w
10/15/2012  M2.52 Inch       Washington         WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0530 Am     Heavy Rain       1 Nne Reedsburg         43.55n 89.99w
10/15/2012  M2.89 Inch       Sauk               WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0535 Am     Heavy Rain       2 Ne Peebles            43.84n 88.35w
10/15/2012  M3.46 Inch       Fond Du Lac        WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0600 Am     Heavy Rain       5 N Sussex              43.21n 88.21w
10/15/2012  M2.28 Inch       Washington         WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0600 Am     Heavy Rain       5 Sw Sheboygan          43.70n 87.79w
10/15/2012  M4.36 Inch       Sheboygan          WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0600 Am     Heavy Rain       Saukville               43.38n 87.94w
10/15/2012  M2.67 Inch       Ozaukee            WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0600 Am     Heavy Rain       5 W Jackson             43.32n 88.27w
10/15/2012  M2.06 Inch       Washington         WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0600 Am     Heavy Rain       2 E Holy Hill           43.24n 88.29w
10/15/2012  M2.67 Inch       Washington         WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0600 Am     Heavy Rain       Neshkoro                43.97n 89.21w
10/15/2012  M4.53 Inch       Marquette          WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0615 Am     Heavy Rain       4 N La Valle            43.64n 90.13w
10/15/2012  M2.31 Inch       Juneau             WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0630 Am     Heavy Rain       4 Ene Marshall          43.19n 88.98w
10/15/2012  M2.68 Inch       Jefferson          WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0632 Am     Heavy Rain       1 N Merton              43.16n 88.31w
10/15/2012  M2.20 Inch       Waukesha           WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0642 Am     Heavy Rain       1 Ssw Watertown         43.17n 88.74w
10/15/2012  M2.04 Inch       Jefferson          WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0700 Am     Heavy Rain       2 N Berlin              44.00n 88.95w
10/15/2012  M4.22 Inch       Waushara           WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0700 Am     Heavy Rain       Madison Truax Airport   43.14n 89.33w
10/15/2012  M2.60 Inch       Dane               WI   Asos

            Storm Total

0700 Am     Heavy Rain       3 Se Sullivan           42.98n 88.55w
10/15/2012  M1.60 Inch       Jefferson          WI   Nws Employee

            Storm Total At Nws Office

0700 Am     Heavy Rain       1 Sw Sauk City          43.26n 89.74w
10/15/2012  M2.05 Inch       Sauk               WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0700 Am     Heavy Rain       2 Nne New Glarus        42.83n 89.62w
10/15/2012  M2.08 Inch       Green              WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0700 Am     Heavy Rain       4 Sw Hollandale         42.84n 90.00w
10/15/2012  M2.45 Inch       Iowa               WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0700 Am     Heavy Rain       5 E Brookfield          43.07n 88.03w
10/15/2012  M1.98 Inch       Milwaukee          WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0700 Am     Heavy Rain       5 Wsw Madison           43.06n 89.48w
10/15/2012  M1.58 Inch       Dane               WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0700 Am     Heavy Rain       2 Ne Darlington         42.70n 90.09w
10/15/2012  M1.58 Inch       Lafayette          WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0700 Am     Heavy Rain       Nw Benton               42.57n 90.38w
10/15/2012  M1.56 Inch       Lafayette          WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0700 Am     Heavy Rain       1 Sw Elkhart Lake       43.82n 88.03w
10/15/2012  M3.50 Inch       Sheboygan          WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

0700 Am     Heavy Rain       Ssw Black Earth         43.13n 89.75w
10/15/2012  M2.36 Inch       Dane               WI   Co-op Observer

            Storm Total

ET/SD
NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan



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