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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog! After a round of severe storms on Wednesday, we are closely watching the potential for more strong storms later Thursday. In today’s blog we’ll discuss the chance for storms, look at the huge hail that fell in southeast Wisconsin on Wednesday, and finally check out some amazing video of lightning striking an airplane.
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By Thursday afternoon/evening another round of showers and thunderstorms will be possible across parts of southern Wisconsin. While the severe threat doesn’t look as great as Wednesday’s set-up, some storms could contain hail and gusty winds.
The Storm Prediction Center has outlined our area as one that could see some hail on Thursday. The threat is low, 5%, but still something we will monitor at WISN as the day progresses. Here is the day 1 hail outlook.
The NAM computer model pops showers and t-storms by late afternoon and into the evening. The latest data below is valid at 7pm Thursday. Green represents rain.
The threat for rain will continue on and off through the weekend. We’ll handle those details on WISN 12 News.
Wednesday’s storms dumped some large hail in our area. Jefferson county was the bullseye for the biggest hail. ‘Sue1958’ on the U-Local section of the WISN.com sent in this picture from Jefferson. The hailstone on the right measures 2.5″, around tennis ball size!
WISN 12 reporter Nick Bohr picked up this piece of hail nearly 60 minutes after the storm dumped softball size hail around the intersection of highway 18 and 89 west of Jefferson. Nick said this hailstone was around the size of a tennis ball.
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Finally, I saw this video of lightning striking an airplane approaching London’s Heathrow Airport a few days ago. Check it out!
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