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Severe weather likely today, June 19, 2009

June 19, 2009

As of 8:00 AM, 0.05″ of rain fell in the Carol Stream area. This makes for a two-day total of 0.23″.

A large bow of thunderstorms affected areas north of Interstate 90 and south of a line from Milwaukee to Madison last night. Rainfall rates with these storms were particularly intense, with 3.68″ falling in one hour near downtown Milwaukee!

Rainfall totals last night included the following reports from Wisconsin:

  • West Allis 0.7 SSE  –  4.70
  • Brookfield 1.8 SSE  – 4.43
  • Brookfield 3.4 SW  – 4.25

And the following totals in Illinois:

  • Bannockburn 0.5 ESE  – 1.90
  • Libertyville 1.6 SE  – 1.75
  • Hebron 0.6 WNW  – 1.74
  • Lincolnshire 1.3 WSW  – 1.69

Severe storms are likely today, and a severe thunderstorm watch has been posted in the area. In addition, there is a slight chance of flash flooding today, according to the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center. Isolated rainfall totals in excess of 3 inches are possible.

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