All-Time Record Falls & Dry Days Ahead

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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog!  After days of on and off heavy rain, a stretch of dry weather is finally in the forecast!

This weeks rain will be remembered for a long time.  To me, the video of people walking down the interstate as flood waters closed it will always stick with me.  And of course, the SUV that fell into the sinkhole will always come to mind when I think back to July 2010.

Pictures continue to pour in daily from the flood.  I just came across this picture on the U-Local section of  A man riding in a canoe at 69th & Stevenson.

With the heavy rain this week, one long standing and very impressive weather record has been shattered.

July 2010 is now the wettest July on record in Milwaukee.  10.28″ of rain has been recorded at Mitchell Airport through Saturday!

The previous record stood for nearly a half century, 7.66″ in July of 1964.  If you are wondering, the wettest month ever in Milwaukee was June 2008 when 12.27″ of rain fell.  It is certainly possible that we could make a serious run at topping this record with more storms in the forecast later next week.

Now for the good news!  Dry weather returns to the area for Sunday and should stick around through Tuesday.  Dew points will fall into the lower 60s on Sunday.  This means it will feel much more comfortable outside.  Also of note, surface winds will turn off Lake Michigan.  This should means highs in the 70s along the lake, with around 80 inland.

Below is the temperature forecast map from the 12Z NAM for 1 p.m. Sunday.  This has temps of 75-80 around 1 p.m. 

Looks like a great day for German Fest and the Waukesha County Fair! 

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Nelson


2 Responses

  1. Records are made to be broken… 😉

    • I’m blaming Jeremy. 🙂


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