Stray Storms

This morning at 5am I was watching a thunderstorm complex roll through Minneapolis and La Crosse, Wisconsin. It was moving straight east. Since then this cluster of activity has made a bit of a right hand turn. The core of the widespread rain is still sitting to the north of us in Madison, but a few thunderstorms have popped up on the tail end. These storms are moving to the east at 25 mph. We could see a few thunderstorms in the next couple of hours, which could produce brief downpours.

One thing that is working in our favor is that this complex is moving into a much drier atmosphere away from the greatest instability. They should slowly weaken as they continue to move east. -ADAM

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This post was written by qni_it on August 27, 2007

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  1. Anonymous August 27, 2007 4:34 PM

    We’re experiencing a thunderstorm with some moderate rain fall in Rockton right now.

  2. Anonymous August 27, 2007 5:21 PM

    Did we see a little hook echo on that cell entering Green Co. at about 12:05?

    Interestingly, the Milwaukee radar site didn’t indicate that cell as rotating but the Quad Cities radar site did.

  3. WREX-TV August 27, 2007 5:45 PM

    It was trying to pull it around, but with the storm weakening by the minute it didn’t have much of a chance. The winds ahead of this complex changed to an easterly component and just brought in too much dry air to sustain the intensity.

    Adam Painter

  4. Delinah August 27, 2007 6:32 PM

    Rainfall just started in Belvidere a few minutes ago.

  5. Anonymous August 27, 2007 9:32 PM

    we had a few bolts of lightning at walmart on owens center around 1130 and a few rumbles of thunder, then a very brief downpour around 1pm, but nothing major.

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