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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog! Severe storms containing hurricane force winds hit parts of the area on Tuesday. The National Weather Service estimated that winds in western parts of Waukesha county were in the neighborhood of 100+mph!
The winds knocked down trees and powerlines in Summit, Chenequa, and in the Town of Merton. This picture was posted to the U-Local section of WISN.com by ‘sgeipel’ of a tree knocked down in Hartland on Lillian Drive.
The severe storm continued northeast and had a nice looking shelf cloud on the leading edge. This picture by ‘Hunter1960_1’ was posted on the U-Local section of WISN.com
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The storms reports from our area were centered around Waukesha county. Most of the reports were for strong straight-line winds.
The threat for severe weather will continue Tuesday evening, and then more general showers and thunderstorms are expected through Wednesday. With the storm system wrapping up with cooler rain showers on Thursday.
Watch 12 News for the latest on the severe weather threat, and for live reports from areas hardest hit by Tuesday’s storms.