29. Severe Thunderstorm Watch last night, but only showers.
Yesterday morning, Saturday Aug 11th, there was a light shower before dawn: 0.05", and the storms in the evening missed us. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was posted for the region from 18:30 until 01:00.
The image to the right is yesterday 's rainfall. The lightest blue is 0.01", as depicted by radar. Ground truth: I didn't feel the 0.01" -- in fact, we only had cirrus clouds.
So for August 2007, we still have received only 0.26". WI-DNR lists the region in HIGH FIRE DANGER. Today was cooler and drier as a high pressure has moved in behind yesterday's cold front. The high temperature was 76.8 F at 15:30 and the barometer topped out at 30.22 "Hg around noon. Pressure is now slowly edging down and temps will be dropping down to around 50 F tonight. Already it is 65 F now at 20:30.
As for tomorrow: The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) puts us in a SLIGHT risk of severe weather, however, the bulls-eye of the action should be centered around Minneapolis... potentially leaving us high & dry again. I'd be shocked if we actually received measurable and sustained rainfall from this upcoming event. I'm praying to be shocked.